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Allied Universal
Smyrna, TN, US, 37167
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Erie, PA, US, 16505
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Novi, MI, US, 48376
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Littleton, CO, US, 80121
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Allied Universal
Tempe, AZ, US, 85282
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Harrisburg, PA, US, 17120
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Camp Hill, PA, US, 17089
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Security Guard - Customer Service

Allied Universal
Columbus, GA, US, 31901
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Allied Universal
Lehi, UT, US, 84043
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Allied Universal
Boulder, CO, US, 80301
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More about security guard jobs

Security guards work for different companies, organizations, and firms to protect the establishment against theft, fire, vandalism, or other illegal threats. These professionals possess excellent physical strength and skills to perform various job responsibilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States, the employment of security guards and gambling surveillance officers is projected to rise by 15 percent by 2030. 

Some Roles and Responsibilities of a Security Guard 

With experience and time working in the field, security guards can opt for more advanced roles such as security managers, security supervisors, or security officers. Some of the primary responsibilities of security guards include:

  • Patrolling around the property to ensure everything is protected and safe
  • Enforce safety rules and standards of a company or employer’s property 
  • Respond promptly to emergencies and threats
  • Determine critical and criminal activities 
  • Conduct proper surveillance and security checks over specific points/areas
  • Monitor and carefully examine different surveillance systems, including security alarms, fire systems, and CCTVs
  • Record details of visitors or guests for security purposes 
What salaries can you expect as a security guard?

The top-paying cities in the United States for security guards are Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Bronx, New York, and Phoenix. The salary or pay rate estimates for security guards may differ greatly depending on their experience, job profile, availability, skills, and geographical location.

  • Some entry-level security guards with 1 to 4 years of experience may get somewhere between $12 to $12.80 per hour,
  • Whereas mid-career security guards with 5 to 9 years of experience can an hourly salary of about $13 on an average. 
  • Professionals with over 10 years or more of experience working as security guards for big establishments or businesses can make somewhere between $13.80 to $15 every year. They normally guide subordinates to ensure the security of an establishment. 
Security Guard Job Qualifications & Skills 

To build an accomplished career in this field, these professionals are required to be proficient in all the sectors related to safety and security management. 

Educational Qualifications

Security guards typically require a high school diploma or a GED to begin their career in the field. For a more advanced role, you may opt for a four-year Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security or a Bachelor’s in Social Science. You may need to undergo about an 8-hour pre-assignment training, annual training, or 8 to 16-hours of on-job training which includes lessons in deterring crises, threats, first-aid, and other safety-related assignments. 

Important Skills 

More than formal education, security guards are required to work upon their physical traits and skills to excel in all given tasks and responsibilities.

  • Preparedness or alertness to determine threats 
  • Quick reflexes to quickly take an action in emergencies
  • Rational or logical thinking to decide the course of action only by determining the severity of a situation
  • Leader and team player to help others in case of emergency before yourself
  • Exceptional physical strength and stamina to fight against all the threats that have the potential to harm someone/something
  • Communication skills are important to deliver the action plan and to instruct others in case of emergency
Security Guard Interview Tips

For the job interview of a security guard, you are required to be confident and calm as these traits may help you get a job in the field. Other than this, there are a few other tips that you should keep in mind to excel in the job interview, like:

  • Be well-equipped with the knowledge related to the latest and upgraded security and surveillance systems – fire alarms, CCTVs, or security alarms
  • Demonstrate great physical strength along with analytical and rational thinking 
  • Conduct research to know about the current security system of a company or business you have applied to work with.
  • Talk about your previous experience and accomplishments in the field (if applicable)

Do not forget to prepare some general questions related to yourself, availability, job relocation, requirements, and experience in the field. 

Additional Tip: Employers prefer professionals with a diverse and advanced skill set, hence try to opt for additional credentials and on-job training to enhance your skills and experience. 

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