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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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Now Hiring Rochester Armored Car Mon.- Fri. 6:30am-3:30pm. $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
Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure Successor to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency External Posting – Limited Term Assignment Job Title: Harbor Office Security Guard (LTA) Biweekly Salary: $19.29 to $23.39 (Hourly) - $1,543 to $1,871 (Bi-Weekly) External Filing Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure The Office of Community Investment and...
Minimum Requirements: At least 6 months of general experience in administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules or regulations in contacts with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information; plus at least 6 months of specialized experience that involved the protecti...
Taking Applications for Security Guards Applicants must be neat in appearance, able to walk tours, and be able to work nights and weekends. Apply at 2904 Jackson Highway Sheffield AL between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. No phone calls....
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries is a leading provider of senior living accommodations, home and community based services and services to children and families in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With many hands and one heart, Diakon staff members each year touch the lives of thousands of children, families, and older adults. Diakon’s mission is to respond to God’s call to serve the neighbor, and Diako...
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. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessary. First responder to emergencies Investigate ...
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....
SECURITY GUARDS Positions available in Shippensburg & Mechanicsburg. 1-800-916-7501 for interview.
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10021
NY Finest Protection are seeking full/part time retired law enforcement candidates, preferably NYPD, with some experience in Executive / Dignitary Protection. Candidates must have a licensed firearm with no restrictions for NYC. Most work is within New York City and Long Island. $30.00 per hour. The following are the attributes we are looking for: Supervisory and/or Investigative Skills Within L...
Ardmore Valero Refinery has an opening for an unarmed Security Guard Must be CLEET certified, apply online at: and email to: cinndy.lovlace@ to confirm application....
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries is a leading provider of senior living accommodations, home and community based services and services to children and families in Pennsylvania and Maryland. With many hands and one heart, Diakon staff members each year touch the lives of thousands of children, families, and older adults. Diakon’s mission is to respond to God’s call to serve the neighbor, and Diako...
Immediate Openings for the following Shifts: FT Armed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shift (40-Hours). $100 Hiring Bonus after 90-days of employment! FT Unarmed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC. 3rd Shift (40-hours). $9.50 per hour. PT Armed & Unarmed Security Officers (Floater) Needed in Charlotte, NC. - All Shifts, on "as needed basis" $11.00 - $12.00 per...
Initial training will be provided in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ultimately, this position is located on Andros Island, Bahamas. Responsible for performing Security Guard/Dispatcher functions at AUTEC in support of a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors and government assets for the AUTEC Project. Responsible for emergency notifications based on an initial assessment of emergency inform...
P/T SECURITY GUARD Immediate opening for part-time security guard in Waynesboro, PA. MUST have a clean police record, a valid PA drivers license and reliable transportation. Criminal history background and pre-employment drug screening required. Applications accepted at or send application to: 600 Park Road North Wyomissing, PA 19610 610-375-4747...
Secure your career with Classic Security!! Classic Security, a contract security provider to premier commercial facilities located in the greater New York area is committed to being the best! We are constantly seeking dynamic, motivated and polished professionals to join our organization to become integral members of our growing and successful team. Currently we are looking for experienced secu...
Company Confidential Miami, FL, 33142
Successful candidate will have minimum 3 years experience in security industry. Knowledge of CCTV systems preferred. Bilingual (English / Spanish) and valid D1 security license required. Hourly wage, vacation pay and benefits. Drug free workplace, must pass personal background check. References required....
Job Summary: The Security Guard enforces regulations designed to prevent breaches of security. Exercises judgment and use discretion in dealing with whether first response should be to intervene directly (asking for assistance when deemed necessary and time allows), to keep situation under surveillance, or to report situation so that it can be handled by appropriate authority. Duties require speci...
SSC, Inc., one of the the Northeast's leading Contract Security Companies, is looking to immediately hire SECURITY OFFICERS for locations throughout Westchester County and the Bronx, NY. Both FULL TIME and PART TIME employment is available. District Manpower Reserve Officers (a.k.a. Floaters) are especially wanted if their availability covers all 3- Shifts including weekends. Individuals with prio...
Sentinel Data Centers, a provider of enterprise wholesale data centers for Fortune 100/500 companies is seeking a Security Officers for its Somerset, New Jeresy location. We are seeking candidates with a minimum of 3 years corporate security or law enforcement experience. Provide security for premises and personnel QUALIFICATIONS: · High School diploma or equivalent · Minimum 3 year’s experien...
. 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 ...

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