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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
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 Alameda, CA. These positions are contingent upon contract award. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessa...
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. These positions are contingent upon contract award. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necess...
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 the Los Angeles/San Pedro, CA area. These positions are contingent upon contract award. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escort...
Linxx Global Solutions, a fast growing Government contracting company, with corporate offices located in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently looking for Security Guards to fill positions in Orient Point, NY. These positions are contingent upon contract award. Responsibilities Perform a variety of security-related duties, depending on the type of posts to which they are assigned and perform all tasks...
Company Confidential Columbus, 47201
Part-Time SECURITY GUARD 3rd shift. Must have good driving record. No criminal history, neat appearance. Send resume to PO Box 104, Columbus IN 47202...
International Security Services Firm seeks highly motivated business development managers for Upper East Side office. Competitive Salary + generous commission schedule Must have experience selling security guard services. Experience with national accounts a plus. Send resumes to email@example.com...
CITY OF WORCESTER SECURITY GUARD - PARKS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS PARKS, RECREATION, & CEMETERY DIVISION The Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Division is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Security Guard - Parks to assist the Division in the oversight and the management of all division facilities. This full-time staff position is responsible for the performance of protectiv...
Finley Investigations Midland, 79701
Security Guard Finley Investigation & Security FT/PT Hiring now! Full-time and Part time. Security Guards, Retirees, and College Students also welcome. Males & Females. Days, Nights, Weekdays or Weekends. Safe environment. We will train. Competitive pay. Growing company. 432-561-5660. firstname.lastname@example.org...
ARMED SECURITY GUARD International Maritime Security Network is hiring. ACT 235 required for Oakland area. Call Ryan at 724-263-8803...
Responsible for the observation and reporting of unauthorized personnel, fire, aircraft security and unusual circumstances on the flight lines and L-3 Vertex assigned work areas during non-working hours (weekends, holidays, and unscheduled periods of airfield closure). Responsible for identification and cleanup of fuel leaks/spills and FOD problems. Will be required to operate self propelled groun...
AMEC Environment & Infrastructure (AMEC) is a leading full-service environmental engineering and construction/remediation services firm across the globe, providing environmental and geotechnical engineering and scientific consulting services. AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, env...
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 Security Officers to work Warehouse/Distribution sites...
Imperial Guard Service In Nashville, TN Needs Full and Part Time Security Officers Flexible Shifts Armed and Unarmed We Will Train $9 to $13 an hour to Start Call Billy Hicks 866.840.2066 click "apply" to submit resume...
SECURITY GUARD Job ID #979228 Monitor, patrol, & provide a safe/secure working environment. HS diploma or GED, ability to lift 55 lbs. & valid driver's license. Competitive pay & benefits. Apply at west.com/careers. West Corporation 5185 Yo.-Warren Rd., Niles, OH 44446 AAP/EEO Employer provided by The Warren Tribune-Chronicle...
Why the SI? It’s simple. If you are looking for a highly technical company driven by innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, then you want to join the SI! We provide critical, full lifecycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration services to support our national security. The SI has a history of strong performance and stability, and we are primed for growth as an independent company....
Security Guard Job Number: SCGbAL060713 Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (BSL) a publicly traded company (NYSE: BKD) Want to become a member of our professional team and work for the largest senior living provider in the United States? Consider joining our team at The Town Village Vestavia Hills located in Birmingham, AL! One Company - One Mission - One Voice. Good people make the difference and are t...
NORDIC SECURITY SERVICES PPO 12035 PPB 5807 PATROL OFFICER / SECURITY OFFICER Immediate opening for experienced, self-motivated individual. Enforce policies and procedures as directed by client orders for multiple locations. Ability to write legible reports for clients. Must have clean DMV. -patrol only Must be able to work shifts MUST HAVE CURRENT CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD...
Hartford Public Library is seeking PT Security Guards. $13.42 per hour, up to 20 hrs per week. HS Diploma or equiv. and valid State of CT Guard Card and driver’s license required. Prior experience required. Pre-employment drug test and criminal background check required. Application and Job Description available at 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 or online, http://hplct.org/about/job-openings...
Guard (PT evening & weekends) Please visit us at 101 N. Upper Broadway between 8am-5pm or fax your resume to 361-887-8228 Wes Bolton – Director of Security email@example.com Drug Free Environment EOE M/F...
SECURITY GUARD & ROVER for Jupiter gated condo community. No "D" License required/drug test required. Please call Mon-Fri; 6am - 1pm ONLY! 561-747-8909...
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Typical Salary for Security Officer
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Education / Training
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Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers.
Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.
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