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SECURITY GUARD: You're The Eye And Ears For Those Who Aren't Looking

About this video 

Michael shares his story about working as a security guard at a popular restaurant in a "sketchy" neighborhood. He talks about what he does on a typical day, and how he found his job. He also shares what he's learned about this demanding job and provides advice for those considering becoming security guards.

Job Title: Security Guard

Job Summary: Security Guard, Gaming Surveillance Officers and Investigators

Job Description

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers patrol and inspect property against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They monitor people and buildings in an effort to prevent crime.

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers typically do the following:

-Protect and enforce laws on an employer’s property
-Monitor alarms and closed-circuit TV cameras
-Control access for employees, visitors, and outside contractors
-Conduct security checks over a specified area
-Write comprehensive reports outlining what they observed while on patrol
-Interview witnesses for later court testimony
-Detain criminal violators

On-the-Job Training

Medium amount of on-the-job training can be expected initially.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by ASIS International.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
16 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Flexible, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor, Military, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Strength/stamina, Courageous

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m='53230'>company.</span> <span m='54530'>He</span> <span m='54660'>asked</span> <span m='54840'>me for</span> <span m='55130'>my</span> <span m='55330'>help</span> <span m='56320'>with</span> <span m='56490'>my</span> <span m='57100'>military</span> <span m='57570'>background.</span> </p><p><span m='59110'>I</span> <span m='59180'>became</span> <span m='59530'>a</span> <span m='59580'>security</span> <span m='60020'>consultant,</span> <span m='62090'>hence,</span> <span m='62420'>a</span> <span m='62520'>security</span> <span m='62940'>guard.</span> <span m='63520'>That</span> <span m='63720'>is</span> <span m='63870'>demanding.</span> <span m='67560'>And</span> <span m='67840'>there</span> <span m='68080'>are</span> <span m='73190'>aspects</span> <span m='73660'>of</span> <span m='73770'>this</span> <span m='73970'>job</span> <span m='74480'>that</span> <span m='76560'>you</span> <span m='76770'>won't</span> <span m='77030'>read</span> <span m='77260'>about,</span> <span 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m='96110'>It's</span> <span m='96370'>not</span> <span m='96580'>a career.</span> <span m='98420'>It</span> <span m='99050'>will</span> <span m='99240'>lead</span> <span m='99480'>to</span> <span m='99550'>better</span> <span m='99810'>things.</span> </p><p><span m='101320'>Well,</span> <span m='101600'>with</span> <span m='101880'>any</span> <span m='101930'>job</span> <span m='102320'>you</span> <span m='102460'>want</span> <span m='102660'>to</span> <span m='102700'>be</span> <span m='103510'>always</span> <span m='104140'>on</span> <span m='104410'>time.</span> <span m='106650'>As</span> <span m='106910'>a</span> <span m='106970'>security</span> <span m='107490'>job,</span> <span m='110480'>my</span> <span m='110650'>phrase</span> <span m='111110'>is</span> <span m='111500'>\"always</span> <span m='111980'>vigilant.\"</span> <span m='113716'>I</span> <span m='114148'>learned</span> <span m='114580'>that from</span> <span m='115012'>the military.</span> <span m='115450'>You're 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