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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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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 Fall River, MA, 02722
Security Guard/Porter position available in a first class office building. Duties to include, but are not limited to, welcoming and monitoring employee and visitor access to and from the building. Patrolling interior and exterior of building daily, as well as completing a variety of minor custodial duties as needed. This position is part-time offering 20-24 hours per week with competitive pay. Day...
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...
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 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 ...
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...
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...
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....
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 *****...
Security Guard – we have a full time opportunity in our Security Department. The Security Officer provides for the security of employees, patients, families of patients, visitors, and conserves and protects all properties of the Medical Center in accordance with the mission and philosophy of St. Alexius. Must be a High School graduate or equivalent. If you would like to apply for a position at St....
Full Time Brookdale Plaza Willowbrook - 7575 Willow Chase Blvd. Houston, TX 77070 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 me...
SECURITY GUARDS NEEDED For Restaurants/Lounges/Nightclubs Manhattan. For Immed Hire call: 212-354-2973 *****...
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...
Allegany College of Maryland Willowbrook Woods Security Guard Allegany College of Maryland invites applications for a part-time Willowbrook Woods Security Guard position. Please visit our website at to view the job description and required qualifications. If interested please apply on-line through our website by September 10, 2014. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACT...
Rainbow USA is recognized as one of the fastest growing junior, kids, plus, and petite, specialty apparel retail chains and has grown to over 1,000 retail stores! We have multiple retail lines that pride themselves on their impeccable customer service, strong customer loyalty, and fashion forward apparel. The company has been privately held and debt free since 1935. Since 1980 Rainbow has grown fr...
Description Security Guard Starting salary $9.00/hour · Patrol industrial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates. · Answer alarms and investigate disturbances. · Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. · Write reports of daily act...
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...

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