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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.
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The position requires the candidate to respond to resident requests in a timely manner, maintain confidentiality with all information, monitor the entire 52 acre campus throughout the shift on foot and vehicle, lock all outer doors and check them throughout the night, perform emergency maintenance tasks throughout the evening, report all incidents/accidents involving residents and associates, moni...
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...
*TOP JOB* Plant Security Guards NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV FACILITY Bayer MaterialScience One of the world's largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics has an immediate opening for Plant Security Guards. Successful applicants must be EMT-B certified, able to work shift work, computer literate. Starting hourly rate $17/hour plus benefits. To submit an application, go to: www.bayer...
Company Confidential Santa Paula, CA, 93060
Security Guard A leading manufacturer is currently seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals for the position of factory security guard. Job duties include, but are not limited to: access control, surveillance, enforcing rules and regulations, reporting unsafe conditions and observation and reporting of incidents and or suspicious activity. Qualifications/Minimal Requirements: At ...
URGENT! Highly skilled Armed Security Guards are needed for five open positions at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi; Must possess a valid State of Mississippi Driver's License; Must be a high school graduate/GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at least two (2) years experience in contract or proprietary security and/or Mil...
Imperial Distributors is looking for a dedicated part time (5pm to 10pm) Security Guard who will assist the Loss Prevention Manager (LPM) and Loss Prevention Assistant in achieving the department’s goals. The Security Guard is responsible for aiding in minimizing the financial losses of operations related to theft, fraud, vandalism, procedural error, accident and injury. The Security Guard protect...
SSC, Inc., one of the the Northeast's leading Contract Security Companies, is looking to immediately hire SECURITY OFFICERS for locations throughout Westchester County and the Bronx, NY. Both FULL TIME and PART TIME employment is available. District Manpower Reserve Officers (a.k.a. Floaters) are especially wanted if their availability covers all 3- Shifts including weekends. Individuals with prio...
Currently Seeking Security Officers and PATROL DRIVERS Immediate Openings !! Orange County Guard Card Required Before Start of Employment Job Description: · Observe and report activities and incidents at assigned client sites. Requirements: · High School Diploma or GED equivalent · Drug Free · Some positions require driving and must be 25 years of age or older with clean DMV driving reco...
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 Palm Beach County, FL
SECURITY GUARDS $12/HR "D" Lic req. Boca / Palm Beach. Upscale communities. All shifts. Gatehouse & condos. Must have experience. Benefit package. Uniforms provided, Overtime available, & vacation. Growing company is seeking high level security guards for high profile locations. Immediate availability. Great hourly wage. Call for interview 561-865-1771 or fax 561-865-1772 or email *****...
The position requires the candidate to respond to resident requests in a timely manner, maintain confidentiality with all information, monitor the entire 25 acre campus throughout the shift on foot and vehicle, lock all outer doors and check them throughout the night, perform emergency maintenance tasks throughout the evening, report all incidents/accidents involving residents and associates, moni...
SECURITY GUARD Finley Investigations & Security (Lic# C09211) 7500 N CR 1294, Midland, TX 79707. Hiring now! Full-time security guards. Growing company. Retirees welcome. Safe environment. We will train. Competitive pay. Starting pay $10.50-$15 per hour with bonuses! 432-561-5660. *****...
CORPS Security Agency, Inc. has full time positions available for client in the Cincinnati area. We offer an outstanding pay rate and an excellent working atmosphere. Candidates MUST have strong computer skills, professionalism and the ability to think on your feet. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is REQUIRED. A STRONG FOCUS ON CUSTOMER SERVICE • State of the Art Security Systems • M...
- Ensure the safety and security of clients property, personnel and guests - Acknowledge and greet customers and guests in a friendly and courteous manner. - Observe and report any activities and or incidents at client sites - Preserve order and may act to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors and premises - Check all in-coming and out-going vehicles...
Security guard. F/T & P/T. Weekend and overnight shifts available. Must be able to work any shift and holidays. Excellent pay and benefits. English speaking a must. Drug free workplace. Palm Beach condominium building. Email resume to *****...
Security Guards Open Call!! (New York) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) The Hunts Point Workforce 1 is the exclusive recruiter for many of the largest security guard companies looking to hire a high number of security guards for several sites throughout the city. Natures Finest Security We Are Having An Open House on the following dates: Monday, August 25th, and...
The Hunts Point Workforce 1 is the exclusive recruiter for many of the largest security guard companies looking to hire a high number of security guards for several sites throughout the city and the airports: We need candidates with ALL of the following requirements: 1.- Licensed Security Guards with or without experience. Must have High School Diploma or GED. Positions in all 5 NYC boroughs. 32 ...

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34.4%
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23.1%
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Certification
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Master's
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