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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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Security Officers needed for a high level educational environment security program located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Security Officers at this client site are responsible for: (1) Access Control; (2) Security Patrols- Walking Security Tours; (3) Customer Service Duties; (4) Completion of Daily Security Reports- DSR's; (5) Emergency Response and Conflict Resolution; (6) Completion of, with deta...
Security NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We Offer: * FREE UNIFORMS * MATCHING 401K PLAN * 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE *HEALTH INSURANCE *FREE LIFE INS. * COMPETITIVE PAY Appl...
Security Officers needed for high level corporate and manufacturing security environments located throughout Westchester County, New York (Yonkers, NY and Valhalla, NY most urgent). The Security Officers at this client site are responsible for: (1) Access Control; (2) Security Patrols- Walking Security Tours; (3) Customer Service Duties; (4) Completion of Daily Security Reports- DSR's; (5) Emergen...
Dakota College at Bottineau Position Vacancy: Security Guard Fulltime, Benefited Person Application Procedures: Employment will require passing a criminal history background investigation. Submit a letter of application, resume, college transcripts and names and telephone numbers of three professional work references to: Search Committe: Security Guard Dakota College at Bottineau 105 S...
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX, 78719
Hiring department Applied Research Lab Monthly salary $2,000+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Shift Posting number 14-08-14-01-6343 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin) Number of vacancies...
SECURITY OFFICER JOB FAIR SSC, INC. is HIRING both FULL TIME and PART TIME SECURITY OFFICERS Jobs in East Windsor,CT; Bloomfield, CT; Hartford, CT; Rocky Hill, CT & MORE: THURSDAY, December 18, 2014 From 8AM through 4PM Location of Recruitment Event: CLARION INN & SUITES 161 Bridge Street EAST WINDSOR, CT 06088 (For Directions 860-623-9411) If you cannot attend this recruitment event or ...
Philadelphia ISS Facility Service, Inc. Security Guard $9-$10/hour Background check. Valid DL & Security check 1-877-985-1686 N/A Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Security Guards Pay $11-$14/hr Must be reliable, trustworthy, and hold a Hawaii Guard Card. Contact ***** 808-695-3974 From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Company Confidential Buffalo, NY, 14202
SECURITY GUARD: Current NYS licensed (required). FT 3-11 PM Mon.-Fri. position in downtown Buffalo. Neat appearance with at least 3 yrs exp. Strong communication skills with the ability to interact & assist general public preferred. Drug test & background check required. Call 853-0082, leave a message for callback pre-interview....
Position: Security Guard Department: Operations Reports to: Security Supervisor Position Summary: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Job Duties: Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry. Prev...
Company Confidential Palm Beach County, FL
SECURITY GUARDS EXC $$$ "D" Lic req. Boca / Palm Beach. Upscale communities. All shifts. Gatehouse & Rover. 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 *****...
Planned Companies seeks a part-time, overnight Security Guard to work at a gatehouse at an adult community in Monroe Township (Jamesburg, exit 8a off I95), NJ. Candidates must have a valid NJ SORA License and NJ Driver's License. Candidates must also have excellent communications skills and be very professional. Candidates must consent to a criminal background and drug test to be considered for th...
Company Confidential Dalton, GA, 30720
SECURITY GUARDS NEEDED Dalton, Chatsworth, Calhoun area. Weekly pay, FT/PT, nights & weekends. Please Call 706-937-8889 M-F 10am-5pm This job listing brought to you by The Daily Citizen...
SECURITY GUARDS NEEDED For Retailers/Lounges/Nightclubs Manhattan. For Immed Hire call: 212-354-2973 *****...
Company Confidential Washington, DC
We are seeking Licensed Security Guards-for positions located in the Washington, DC area to be employed with our company. Contact us with your information, if interested. SERIOUS Inquiries ONLY!!! Job Description: $11.00hr+ depending upon experience. Various Shifts Available--Urgent need for reliable floating/on-call guards! Immediate assignment, part-time, prefer you have own vehicle or access....
GUARDSMARK IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Seeking Security Officers In the Honolulu Area $14.00/HR Must apply in person at: 900 Fort St. Mall, Suite 1650 Honolulu, HI 96813 Pioneer Plaza Learn more about us at An Equal Opportunity Employer KEYWORD: SAGUARDSMARK From Honolulu Star-Advertiser/MidWeek...
Now Hiring Rochester Armored Car Mon. Thurs. Fri. 10:00am-9:30pm. Sat. 9:00am-3:00pm, Sun 10:30am-5:00pm. $10/hr to start. Must be at least 21 yrs. of age to apply. Must be able to pass criminal & credit check, have clean driving record & pass DOT physical & pre employment drug screen. Applications will be accepted online. Follow the Career Opportunities link at
Company Confidential Brockton, MA, 02301
NOW HIRING DRIVERS/ GUARDS Apply on-line at Job Req: # 377472 Boston (Armored) Ph: (781) 843-0257 FT & PT hours. $11.50-$12.00/hr. Paid training, vacation & 401k. Uniforms & firearm provided.Min age 21yrs., valid DL w/3 yrs good driving record, able to obtain gun permit & undergo background investigation, pass DOT physical & drug screen. DUNBAR ARMORED Dunbar is proud to be...
Immediate Need for Two (2) Armed Security Guards who must possess a current Arizona Security Guard License and handgun permit for work in a VA Administrative building in Phoenix, Arizona. Guards must be at least 21 years of age, pass a mandatory background check, physical exam, drug/alcohol test, TB test and psychological test. Must be computer literate, capable of being bonded - Daily Guard dutie...

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