Security Guard Jobs


Security Guard Job Overview


A security guard job can put you to work protecting people from crime, maintaining order, reducing theft from businesses, or protecting passengers from terrorists and other criminals.

Security Guard Job Types


In a traditional security guard job, you’ll patrol a limited area helping to maintain order as you guard people and property.

Transportation security screeners work at airports or other transportation terminals. Screeners are federal employees hired to scan and search people and baggage.

Gaming surveillance officers work in casinos, guarding employees and customers and watching out for cheaters and thieves.

Retail loss-prevention specialists stop shoplifters who steal from stores.

Armored car guards protect money or valuables during transit.

Security Guard Job Market


The overall number of security guard job opportunities will increase 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as all jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts.

The nearly 200,000 security guard jobs expected to open over the forecast decade will result from rising concern about crime and terrorism. Look for additional jobs in security in the private sector as governments increase outsourcing of security.

Airport safety officer jobs, including transportation security screener jobs, will not grow as rapidly, expanding by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, the BLS says.

Casino and gaming security jobs will rise 9 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than average. However, if more states approve gambling measures, the need for gaming security workers will increase.

Security Guard Salaries


According to the BLS, 2011 median salaries for the following security careers were:

  • Security guards: $23,900
  • Federally employed transportation security screeners: $36,910
  • Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators: $30,410

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Frontier Asset Protection is looking for qualified, reliable people to fill a special detail position for security guards in the Tucson area. MUST be able to work 3rd shifts, night and weekends. Please apply in person at: Frontier Asset Protection 313 S. Convent Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (downtown Tucson, south of Tucson Convention Center) Candidates MUST have a valid AZ driver's license and a current...
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SECURITY GUARD Part Time. Must have a valid PA driver's license, some computer skills & must be able to snow plow during the winter months & lift 80lbs or more. Pre-employment drug screen, 403B with match, free uniform tops & free parking. Apply in Person or Online: Fair Oaks of Pittsburgh 2200 W. Liberty Ave., Pgh 15226 www.fairoakspgh.com EOE...
Guard industrial and commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. To perform this job successfully, persons holding this position must demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, apply feedback to improve performance, observe safety and security procedures, and report potentially unsafe conditions. The employee is expected to climb and work in high places that may exceed 200 f...
PART-TIME Security Guard needed in the Columbus area. Must be 18 years old or older. Drug Screening and Background Checks will be required. Please call to request an application at 402-362-1111....
The MFCA, owner/manager of wholesale markets located in Jessup, is seeking a professional, reliable and dedicated person to join our team. Duties include: monitoring visitors entering/leaving the market area, handling money, maintaining logs. Interested candidates must be available to work Saturday and Sunday only, midnight to noon or noon to midnight. Some computer experience is required. Past Se...
Southgate at Shrewsbury seeks a Security Guard for OVERNIGHT weekend positions (11p to 7a) Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following ; Security guard is responsible for keeping a watch on the premises at Southgate at Shrewsbury. This will done through keeping a direct watch and nightly walk-throughs the premises. Security guard will ensure that no malpractice or suspicious act...
Security FORT VANCOUVER REGIONAL LIBRARY Part Time (24hrs/week) Security Guard Needed Rate: $13.56 per hour Fort Vancouver Regional Library District currently has an opening for a 24 hour per week, Security Guard. The successful candidate will be assigned to the Vancouver Community Library, but will also work at Cascade Park Community Library. She/he may assist in evaluating and addressing securit...
Security Guard Location: Chicago Branch in Waukegan, IL Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Superior customer service, incredible dependability and a name you know and trust. As the leading shipping supply distributor in North America, Uline has far exceeded customer expectations for over 30 years. Today, our ever-expanding team shares the energy and passion needed for success. Do you? Uline Secur...
Security Guard Location: Chicago Branch in Waukegan, IL Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Superior customer service, incredible dependability and a name you know and trust. As the leading shipping supply distributor in North America, Uline has far exceeded customer expectations for over 30 years. Today, our ever-expanding team shares the energy and passion needed for success. Do you? Uline Secur...
Security Guard Location: Chicago Branch in Waukegan, IL Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Superior customer service, incredible dependability and a name you know and trust. As the leading shipping supply distributor in North America, Uline has far exceeded customer expectations for over 30 years. Today, our ever-expanding team shares the energy and passion needed for success. Do you? Uline Secur...
Established company located in Livermore, CA is seeking an experienced security guard. The schedule is Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Candidates must have 1-2 years previous experience and a valid security guard. This is a high profile company, the job location is in Livermore. Position consist of a lot of walking. All candidates considered bust be okay patrolling area by foot. May be also answering...
Work at the Front Guard Booth from 13:00hrs until 21:00hrs. every day Monday to Friday Ensure employee safety and security. Guard and protect from loss or theft property belonging to Hertz and its employees. Check employee identification and vehicle identification upon entering Hertz property. Verify deliveries of materials to Hertz from outside vendors. Conduct security checks of parking lots and...
Make a Positive and Powerful Impact in Our Maui Community Join Us as a Professional at Hawaii Job Corps! HAWAII JOB CORPS is hiring AWESOME Rock Stars to align with our mission and goals. We offer great benefits and opportunities for professional and personal growth. - Student Recruiter (F/T) - Security Guard (F/T) - On-call Cook Apply online at www.MTCjobs.com * Select "Search openings", * Select...
The Security Guard will provide exceptional service to Amplify by ensuring the overall safety and security of Amplify’s facilities. *This is a part-time weekend position, 12 hour shift 8 pm - 8 am. Responsibilities of the Security Guard: Ensure security of doors, windows and property in order to protect Amplify and its employees against fire, theft, vandalism and any illegal or suspicious activity...
Now accepting applications for a 36-48 hour per week manufacturing plant post located off I-40 and Council Road. All applicants must have current OK Driver's License (with minimal ticket / accident record for last 3 years), Social Security Card, honorable discharge DD 214 if ex-military, and we prefer you already have your CLEET License, but will consider if promise to obtain within 4 months of st...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Security Guard for our NW Houston, TX client for a Direct Hire opportunity. Duties: Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion Ensure security of doors, windows and gates Set alarms of all buildings once all personnel have left Call police or fire department in cases of emergency such as fire or prese...
Description DISH Network is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Ever since our establishment in 1980, we’ve been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn’t enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainm...
Established company located in Livermore, CA is seeking an experienced security guard. 5 positions available for full and part-time hours. This will be patrolling by foot a test site located in the same city, Livermore, CA. The following schedules are availalbe: Monday-Friday 5pm-12:30am and 12:30am-8am Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm 5pm-12:30am 12:30am-8am If you have a valid guard card and are inte...
Requirements · Must be a US citizen. · Must be at least 21 years old. · Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD SECRET security clearance. · Must possess a current Maryland State Security Guard License. · Must be able to read and understand printed regulations, written orders and instructions. · Must be able to compose reports. Required Skills Desired Skills · Knowledgeable in the operation of t...
Company Confidential St. Louis, MO, 63143
Property Management company is looking to hire two (2) part-time security guards to provide mobile patrol to a group of centrally located properties. Guards are unarmed and are not allowed to apprehend or detain persons. Duties will include: Mobile patrol Taking calls from alarm companies and responding as necessary Escorting Tenant’s to vehicles as necessary Other light duties as determined by pr...
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