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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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229 Security Guard jobs found on Monster.

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Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group is looking to hire Auditors and Security Officers to work at a Warehouse/Distribution site located in Van Buren, OH. We are hiring for all shifts, paying $8.50 for guards and $9.50 for auditors. Qualifications: -Must have flexible schedule; able to work nights and weekends. -Must pass drug screening as well as a criminal background check. -Must have up...
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group is looking to hire Auditors and Security Officers to work at a Warehouse/Distribution sites located in McDonough, Georgia. We are hiring for all shifts, paying $9.00 for guards and $10.00 for auditors. Qualifications: -Must have flexible schedule; able to work nights and weekends. -Must pass drug screening as well as a criminal background check. -Must ...
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group is looking to hire Auditors and Security Officers to work at a Warehouse/Distribution sites located in Topeka, Kansas. We are hiring for all shifts, paying $8.00 for guards and $9.00 for auditors. Qualifications: -Must have flexible schedule; able to work nights and weekends. -Must pass drug screening as well as a criminal background check. -Must have ...
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group is looking to hire Auditors and Security Officers to work at a Warehouse/Distribution sites located in Lake Park, Georgia. We are hiring for all shifts, paying $8.00 for Guards. Qualifications: -Must have flexible schedule; able to work nights and weekends. -Must pass drug screening as well as a criminal background check. -Must have up to date State DM...
ARMED SECURITY GUARD JOBS Metro One, the industry leader in providing loss prevention services for high-end establishments. Our goal is to set the standard of excellence by optimizing human potential. We continuously provide the ability to efficiently recruit, train, and manage quality candidates to work and run our business well into the future. We achieve this goal by making a commitment to ou...
SECURITY GUARDS SECURITY ONE, INC. is seeking ARMED and UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS for Full Time and Part Time positions. WE OFFER: * Competitive Salary * Weekly Pay * Paid Vacations * Holiday Pay * Insurance * Free Uniforms * Free State Training for Unarmed Officers * Overtime Pay for Hours Above 40 Per Week OUR POSITIONS INCLUDE: Businesses, Banks, Shopping Centers, Schools, Office Buildings...
The Uniformed Protection Officer is responsible for, but not limited to; special events, emergencies, dignitary protection, and enforcement federal regulations; emergency response to security alerts and civil disturbances; protection and enforcement of the control of classified material and personally identifiable information; package and vehicle inspections, and physical searches of persons; cont...
Uniformed Protection Officer The Uniformed Protection Officer is responsible for, but not limited to; special events, emergencies, dignitary protection, and enforcement federal regulations; emergency response to security alerts and civil disturbances; protection and enforcement of the control of classified material and personally identifiable information; package and vehicle inspections, and phys...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to hire candidates for a federal contract. The Project Manager (PM) shall be the single point of contact between the client and The Whitestone Group, Inc. The PM shall provide technical direction, leadership, and management of...
Winona State University has an opening for a Campus Security Officer. This position is a full-time position with hours assigned by the Supervisor. The individual in this position will supervise student security guards, desk guards, and dispatchers (communication) to ensure protection of persons and property; enforcement of laws, ordinances and regulations; and response to criminal medical, mechan...
Company The Babcock & Wilcox Company Branch Mount Vernon IN US Position: Security Specialist / Facility Security Officer Location: Mount Vernon, IN 47620 DoD), Department of Energy (DOE) and Homeland… age, disability or veteran status. Thereâ??s an energy at B&W. Find out how you can be part of it. Job Description : Security Specialist/Facility Security Officer – BABCOCK & WILCOX Mt Verno...
Universal Services of America Irvine, CA, 92606
Description Professional Security Officer Hiring Event Aug. 20th 2014 9 AM - 3 PM Universal Protection Service Orange County Branch - 1815 E Wilshire Ave, Ste 909, Santa Ana CA 92705 714-560-9226 ***Complete an online application and walk in to our event; guaranteed job interview during this Event*** Our Orange County Branch located in Santa Ana is in need of professional security guards. A ...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Custom Protection Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Custom Protection Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
City of Anaheim Anaheim, CA, 92808
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The City of Anaheim Convention, Sports, Entertainment (CSE) Department is seeking a Security Supervisor to supervise, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for building security functions; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative...
Company G4S Branch Tuscaloosa AL US Position: Custom Protection Security Officer – Flex (Tuscaloosa, AL) Location: Tuscaloosa, AL security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Security Officer / Security Guard… more. G4S offers job security, excellent pay and… The worldâ??s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Security Offi...
Cheshire Medical Center Keene, NH, 03435
The Security Officer performs a variety of duties involving safety, security, emergency management, patrols buildings and grounds, monitors parking and traffic, responds to and investigates security incidents, and assists and interacts with patients, visitors, vendors and staff as needed. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only duties to be performed. Security Officers ...
Company Confidential Joliet, IL
National Security Company is hiring a Site Manager in Joliet, IL. The Site Manager will manage all Operations and Recruiting for the Security of a Warehouse Facility in Joliet. An ideal candidate will have prior management and law enforcement/security experience. We are looking for a self-starter who is motivated and looking to create a culture of hard work ethic and success! Supervisor of all as...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Custom Protection Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers...
The purpose of the Asset Protection Security Guard is to ensure the high value assets within the hotel are safe guarded from theft or damage. The Asset Protection Security Guard will proactively identify and prevent individuals from touching or in any way damaging the high value items, will coordinate additional officers as needed and utilize the Security Control Center to maintain 100% coverage a...

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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
34.4%
High School
23.1%
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Certification
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Master's
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