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Security Guard Overview

Security Guards keep customers and employees safe at businesses, malls and events. Private Security Guards usually occupy one of two positions: static guards, who remain on watch in a single location, or mobile guards, who patrol the grounds and make sure no one is in an unauthorized area. Security Guards are called when someone makes threats, shoplifts or otherwise causes trouble. While some guards have the power of arrest, others detain lawbreakers until the local police arrive. Similar security jobs include positions such as armed security guards.

Security Guard Educational Requirements

To find work as a Security Guard, at least a high school diploma or GED is required. Positions in high-class facilities, such as casinos, often require at least a bachelor's degree. There are Security Guard training programs available from certain technical schools, which usually work to cover the minimum of state certification requirements. Often, an employer will train new guards in the job specifics, patrol routes and reporting techniques. The length of training will largely depend on if a guard is going to be armed or unarmed.

Security Guard Job Market

Demand for Security Guards is high as the world is growing more security conscious; consumers want to feel safe while shopping, and businesses want to ensure the goods they offer will be sold, not stolen. Many locations will hire temporary Security Guards as the holidays approach to compensate for the higher number of shoppers at that time. Some of these temporary positions become long-term. At least 1,074,000 Security Guards are currently employed with another 294,000 openings. This number is expected to grow by 12 percent in the next 10 years.

Security Guard Salary

Security Guards make an average of $24,000 per year. Beginning or temporary guards might expect to make around $17,000 while guards with years of experience or those who work at higher-class institutions can expect to see upwards of $42,500 annually. Private Security Guards hired by individuals have the opportunity to make significantly more money than those working for major corporations.

226 Security Guard jobs found on Monster.

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A vacancy exists for one (1) Part-Time Unarmed Security Officer. Must have a current New York State Security Guard License; Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at lest two (2) years of experience in contract or proprietor security and/or military or law enforcement security within the last five years; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old: Must ...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking personnel in support of Worldwide contingency operations. The armed security guard serves as part of a team of guards assigned to perform internal guard services that include mobile and static functions. Responsibilities: Pe...
SECURITY (Part-time) Schwebel’s is seeking an individual for its security (risk agent) program. Responsible for controlling employee access to building, safety, security and all loss prevention areas. Must be able to work flexible schedule. $10.00 hr/ 24hr/wk. Pick applications up at 965 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown OH. Drug Free Workplace EEOC...
SECURITY GUARD/DISPATCHER (Part-time) (Uptown Entertainment District) Primary Shift: Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 7A – 3P Reports to: Director of Operations Security Department Status: Non-exempt Salary Range Min: 12.00 – Mid: 15.75 – Max: 18.90 CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK: This is an operations position with primary responsibilitiesfor securing, monitoring and operating various means of secur...
Security NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We offer: * FREE UNIFORMS * MATCHING 401K PLAN * 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE *HEALTH INSURANCE *FREE LIFE INS. * COMPETITIVE PAY Appl...
Full Time (Some weekends) The Towers on Park Lane - 1 Towers Park Lane; San Antonio, TX 78209 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want w...
Full Time Robin Run - 5354 West 62nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46268 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all of their...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02116
Part Time Security Officer positions are available for evening, overnight, and weekend shifts.​ Must be able to work 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts Must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availability Applicants must have at least one year of security experience to apply and have High School diploma or GED and pass a CORI check. Guards will be responsible for, but not limited to, ...
LVL II Security Guard (Cotulla, Dilley, Three Rivers) compensation: Starting $132 per 12hr shift. After 90 days, $150 per 12hr shift. We are accepting applications for Uniformed, LVL II Non-Commissioned Security for immediate positions in the Cotulla-Dilley-Three Rivers area. Gas pipeline project in progress. Needing Level II Guards to apply immediately. 6 to 8 week project Duties: Oversee the...
It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Auditors and Security Officers to work Warehouse/Distributio...
JobDescriptionIPerformanceAppraisal Name:JobTitle: SecurityOfficer DateofReview:II Safety(OSY) Safety,Trainingand ComplianceManagerorDesignee PreparedBy: ApprovedBy: JOBSUMMARY: Provideavisualsecuritypresence. PatrolCustomAlloyCorporationpropertyforthepurposeofpreventing anddetectingsign ofintrusionandensurethesecurityofdoors,windows,fencelinesandgates. Monitor entrance anddepartureofper...
Hartgrove Hospital is a 160-bed leading psychiatric hospital dedicated to providing quality behavioral health services for its diverse population of children, adolescents and adults. As a leader in behavioral health within UHS and in the Chicago area, Hartgrove Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering some of the most advanced technologies and programs found in the behavioral health field....
Description Assist all patients, their family members and all visitors in obtaining the proper services and/or other assistance that may be required. Maintains a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and employees. Maintains and promotes professional ethics regarding confidentiality; provides good customer service and adheres to hospital policies and procedures. Qualifications Must...
Company Confidential Rancocas, NJ, 08073
SECURITY GUARDS - FT/PT Rancocas area. Must have SORA Card. Call toll free: 866-805-3009...
Linxx Global Solutions, a fast growing Government contracting company, with corporate offices located in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently looking for experienced security guards to fill positions in Petaluma, CA. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessary. First responder to emergencies Investigate ...
Company Confidential Parsippany, NJ
FT & PT Experienced/SORA Licensed Security Guards - Parsippany, New Jersey, Clifton Areas We seek responsible and dependable NJ SORA Licensed Security Guards to work at our clients' sites throughout North Jersey. Qualified candidates must have a professional appearance and attitude, a current SORA License, at least 1 year of security experience, a High School diploma, and transportation independe...
Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Duties: * Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry. * Obtains help by sounding alarms. * Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; ...
Immediate vacancies exist for TWO (2) UNARMED SECURITY GUARDS; Must be currently licensed on an unrestricted basis in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Economic Growth; Must have a valid State of Pennsylvania Driver's License; Must be a high school graduate/GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at least two years of experienc...
Company Confidential Newport Beach, CA, 92663
SECURITY GUARD SUPERVISOR (Newport Beach, CA) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Patrol commercial real estate properties to observe and identify potential safety risks, security risks and undesirable conditions. Enforce towing guidelines. Initiate preliminary investigations into incidents, as needed. (Create incident reports, obtaining prior authorization for access into common areas, mon...

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