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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.

214 Security Guard jobs found on Monster.

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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...
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 ...
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...
Reserve Security Guard - 1st Shift &/or 2nd Shift - "On Call As Needed" (Monday-Sunday) L-3 Communication Systems-East is seeking Reserve Security Guards who are available to work 1st shift (7:00 am - 3:00 pm) and/or 2nd shift (4:00 pm - 12:00 am) and at our Camden, New Jersey location. Under general direction reserve/on-call Security Guards will ensure a safe and secure working environment for L...
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 *****...
General Finley Investigations & Security (Lic# C09211) Hiring Now! Full-time Security Guards Growing Company. Retirees Welcome. Safe environment. We will train. Starting pay $10.50-$15 per hour with bonsuses! 432-561-5660 tomfinley@ oilfieldsecurity .com 7500 N CR 1294 Midland, TX 79707...
JobDescriptionIPerformanceAppraisal Name:JobTitle: SecurityOfficer DateofReview:II Safety(OSY) Safety,Trainingand ComplianceManagerorDesignee PreparedBy: ApprovedBy: JOBSUMMARY: Provideavisualsecuritypresence. PatrolCustomAlloyCorporationpropertyforthepurposeofpreventing anddetectingsign ofintrusionandensurethesecurityofdoors,windows,fencelinesandgates. Monitor entrance anddepartureofper...
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...
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...
Hiring Unarmed Security Guards! An established Loss Prevention Company is looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work Retail Stores in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We are hiring for various shifts paying $10 per hour. Most shifts are evening into overnight. While working for Metro One LPSG, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values ...
. Superior Group is hiring a Security Guard for our Fallon, NV based business partner. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Maintain a vigilant fire watch. Operate two-way radios Identify and clean up fuel leaks/spills and place drip pans as necessary. Ensure all aircraft are properly secured: a. Both main wheels are chocked b. Minimum 3 pt. tiedown c. Gust locks properly set d. Intake ...
CORPS Security Agency, Inc. has full and part time positions available for a corporate client in the Cincinnati area. We offer a 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 S...
Beautiful Sunset Hills retirement community seeks part-time security guard for every Sat. and Sun. (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) & part-time security guard for every Sat. and Sun. (12 a.m. - 8 a.m.). Previous security experience is preferred. Complete an application or send resume to: Friendship Village Sunset Hills 12503 Village Circle Dr. St. Louis, MO 63127 Fax: (314) 270-7843 humanresources@frien...
Company Confidential Waukegan, IL, 60085
FT Security Guard, Waukegan Area. Must have PERC, 20 hours certificate and a car. $9-$10/hour to start. Call 773-862-2590...
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....
Immediate Openings for the following Shifts: FT Armed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. 11pm-7am (40-Hours). FT Unarmed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. 11pm-7am (40-Hours). PT Unarmed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. 7am-3pm & 11pm-7am (16-24-Hours). PT Unarmed Security Officer Needed in Charlotte, NC. 10pm-4am, Thursday-Saturday (24-Hours). 2-Positions Available....

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