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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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JOB TITLE: Security Officer Job Summary:Provide security detail as outlined in the post orders and establish working relationships with customers, local law enforcement and fire departments. Security personnel will always perform job duties with a constant awareness of surroundings, making note of any and all activity that takes place in the assigned area. Security Officers must maintain a profes...
JOB TITLE: Security Officer Job Summary:Provide security detail as outlined in the post orders and establish working relationships with customers, local law enforcement and fire departments. Security personnel will always perform job duties with a constant awareness of surroundings, making note of any and all activity that takes place in the assigned area. Security Officers must maintain a profes...
NORDIC SECURITY SERVICES PPO 12035 PPB 5807 Gate Guard / On Site Guards Immediate opening for experienced, self-motivated individual. Enforce policies and procedures as directed by client orders Ability to write legible reports for clients. Must be able to work shifts Dedicated patrol car-in site Interact with residents is a professional manner. MUST HAVE CURRENT CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD P...
Vacancies exist for two Part-Time Unarmed Security Officers and two Reserve Security Officers. 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 an...
Security Guard/ Security Officer (Barre, VT area) compensation: $10.00 to $11.00 per hour SSC, Inc. is hiring Part Time Security Officers in the Barre/Montpelier, VT area for weekend 24 hour assignments (12 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday) Environment is High End Corporate. Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to: (1) Access Control; (2) Inventory Control; (3) Customer Service; (4) ...
Security Guard Job ID: 38554 Servers as Assistant Security Supervisor for the first shift. Ensures the safety and security of all employees, volunteers, visitors, and the collection. Supervisory experience, High school diploma/ equivalent, ability to perform first aid response, fingerprinting and a valid driver's license required. Must be able to work weekends/ holidays, stand, walk significa...
Security Group Services will be taking applications and hiring at the Beckley Workforce Center, located at 300 New River Town Center, Beckley, WV on Thursday, April 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, call: (304) 776-2505 Send resumes or inquires to: ***** This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
SECURITY GUARDS Needed with NYS Guard lic. FT/PT. Email resume ***** or Call 718-523-8293...
State Security & Investigation Services, Inc (SSIS) is a private security company currently seeking qualified, professional, and experienced applicants to work full or part time in various areas within the Pittsburgh, PA area. Positions are available immediately. We are hiring individuals both unarmed and armed. SSIS requires applicants to meet the minimum requirements for employment: * No disqu...
Security Guards FT/PT Exp. req. Call 1-800-916-7501 LegionSecurity Services.com This job listing brought to you by The Daily Item...
Timberline Security has FT & PT positions available. Please email your resume to: *****...
Job Number : 71546456 Description JOB OVERVIEW: The VSOs primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. T...
Bering Straits Logistics Services (BSLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) is seeking several part time Armed Security Guard Officers to enforce regulations and laws and ensures the security of on-site DoD assets. The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perform protective service work such as guarding government owned or leased buildings and...
The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, New York, seeks a motivated, licensed Part-Time Security Guard for this dynamic, newly renovated and expanded cultural institution.​ Duties will include but not be limited to: Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum to protect property as well as staff and visitors Responding to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within establish...
Job Number : 71546448 Description JOB OVERVIEW: The VSOs primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. T...
SECURITY GUARDS Allentown Three Week Assignment Shifts: 6:00AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 9:00PM April 10 to April 30 $12.50 Hr. Our Client Company, well known throughout the World, seeks several Security Guards. REQUIREMENTS: Must have own transportation Must have a clean criminal record Must pass a drug screen Must be at least 21 years old Must have intermediate computer skills Must ...
Manpower's client is currently seeking an experienced Security Guard/ Watchman to patrol and monitor their foundry department on night shift. This position includes completing hourly rounds, data entry, checking that all entry/exits are secured, assures that all machinery is off when not in use, and other duties assigned as needed. Some repetitive lifting may be involved and includes excessive st...
Date Posted: 3/11/2015 Category: Security Schedule: Full Time Internal Use Only: FR, CB, MN Job Key: Field Support Job Summary Full Time Brookdale Memorial City - 11900 Barryknoll Ln. Houston, TX 77024 Job # 032507 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 ...
Looking for Part-Time Work? JASPER is seeking Part-Time Security Guards to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays at its two Jasper, Indiana locations. In this position, you'll ensure a safe, secure environment for Associates and property, including handling emergency situations. Additional responsibilities include: property surveillance, locking and unlocking entrances, tracking company prop...
Job Number : 71059650 Description JOB OVERVIEW: The VSOs primary responsibility is to deter theft, communicate suspicious activity to the Loss Prevention Department, maintain a safe business environment, and provide strong customer service. The VSO is primarily stationed at the customer entrances and monitors customer traffic entering and exiting the store. Performs other duties as assigned. T...

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