Security Guard Employment Information
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
Security Guard Jobs
LOSS PREVENTION SECURITY GUARD - FULL TIME F/T Loss prevention/security guard needed. Please apply within. 441 Boot Rd., Suite 300, Downingtown, PA 19335...
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Southgate at Shrewsbury seeks a Security Guard for OVERNIGHT weekend positions (11p to 7a) Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following ; Security guard is responsible for keeping a watch on the premises at Southgate at Shrewsbury. This will done through keeping a direct watch and nightly walk-throughs the premises. Security guard will ensure that no malpractice or suspicious act...
Rolling Meadows needs a FT Security Guard, 3 days on/ 3 days off. Must work some weekends and/or holidays. Benefits after 90 days. Drug screen and background check required. Apply in person M-Su 9a to 5p 3006 McNiel Ave...
SECURITY GUARD PART TIME Princeton Day School, an independent PreK-12 school, is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a P/T Security Guard. For details and application instructions, please visit www.pds.org/employment. EOE This listing brought to you by The Princeton Packet....
Company Overview Grant Associates is a Manhattan-based staffing and training company with offices in four New York City boroughs, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Detroit. Since 1997, businesses and government agencies at the local, state and federal levels have engaged us to deliver innovation and unsurpassed results. Today, with more than 200 employees, we have doubled in size over the last three yea...
The Security Guard provides protection for the facility, employees and product by performing a wide variety of duties. DUTIES: Checks all boxes, packages, bags, containers and the likes that are entering and leaving the property. Conducts security rounds. Writes reports. Enforces policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or (GED) equivalent Some security type experience or certi...
Immediate openings for patrol guards Enforce policies and procedures as directed by client orders. Ability to write legible reports for clients. Must to able to work shifts. Must have a current Calfornia Guard Card. Must have customer service skills. Clean DMV record Time management skills a must 4 ten hour shifts...
SECURITY GUARD A part-time security guard position is available at The Clock Tower Business Park. This is a weekend 3rd shift postion (11p.m. to 7a.m. Friday and Saturday). Interested candidates can apply in person at: The Berkshire Eagle 75 South Church St. Pittsfield, MA 01201...
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Day Camp Security Guard The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh is seeking a Security Guard to ensure Gate and grounds Security for the Monroeville camp site. This is a seasonal position during the summer months. The position will be responsible for Radio Communication, Allowing Member/Visitor access and to ensure the Children, staff and visitors safety. Candidates must possess a securit...
CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE PT PARKING & SECURITY GUARD (PVA# PT12-016): Provide oversight of student parking lots and decks for safety and parking purposes. PT hours Monday-Thursday 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Required: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and valid driver's license. First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to earn certification within 12 months of employment. Preferred: At lea...
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...
Description Responsible for performing Security Guard functions at AUTEC in support of a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors and government assets on the AUTEC Project. Performs security checks and tasks as required to prevent security breaches at the AUTEC facility WPB. Screens, logs and provides badges to facility business visitors. Monitors facility and grounds through operation of...
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SECURITY GUARD P/T Sec Class "D" Lic TWIC Badge Req HS Dip/ Bkgound CK Drug Test / FEMA Trng 3728 Philip Hwy #213 Appy: Tue 9a-3p Closed noon-1p Lic # B270045...
Security Escort Supervisor Security Escort Supervisor Supervises and coordinates the activities of escort personnel assigned to escort uncleared personnel at the Sandia National Laboratory NM and Livermore CA. Conducts briefings and coordinates training and special assignments. Minimum Qualifications 1. US Citizen 2. Possess Department of Energy (DOE) or Department of Defense (DoD) security cleara...
JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Security Guard Department: Dublin Processing Facility Reports To: Facilities Manager About Us GCG, Inc., the premier provider of legal administration services in the country, seeks a Security Guard in our Dublin, Ohio regional office. You will be joining an office experiencing phenomenal growth. This exciting opportunity could be just right for you if you are looking to...
The Security Guard provides protection for the facility, employees and product by performing a wide variety of duties. Duties: Checks all boxes, packages, bags, containers and the likes that are entering and leaving the property. Conducts security rounds. Writes reports. Enforces policies and procedures. Qualifications: High School diploma or (GED) equivalent Some security type experience or certi...
International Security Services Firm seeks highly motivated business development managers for Upper East Side office. Salary $65K + generous commission schedule Must have experience selling security guard services. Experience with national accounts a plus. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org...
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NYS Security Guard Training Class Sat. May 11th - Job Referrals - DRP Training Service (518) 563-2093 This job listing brought to you by The Press-Republican...
Work as a team member providing security coverage to agency campus. Perform scheduled patrols of all buildings. Prior security work experience and NYS Security Guard license helpful. HS diploma or GED. Hours are Saturday/Sunday, 10:30pm – 6:30am. Please submit resume and cover letter to: Online at: email@example.com Please be sure to include the Job Title on the subject line of the email. Mail...
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Security Career Tools
$16,640.00 - $38,563.00
Typical Salary for Security Officer
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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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
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.
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