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EVENT SECURITY GUARD/USHER: You Get To Watch The Games

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Jason, a sporting event security usher, spends his typical day arriving at the stadium 3-4 hours prior to the start of the game. He learns about where he will be posted that day and about the stadium. Then his job is to seat the patrons, keep them in line, and watch the game. He was able to find his job through friends when he overheard them talking about the job.

Job Title: Event Security Guard/Usher

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
Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Long hours, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Military, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Courageous, Strength/stamina

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And</span> <span m='36780'>I'm</span> <span m='36930'>always</span> <span m='37210'>in</span> <span m='37300'>the</span> <span m='37370'>mix.</span> <span m='38260'>And so</span> <span m='38460'>a</span> <span m='38520'>lot</span> <span m='38720'>of</span> <span m='38800'>games</span> <span m='39810'>tend to</span> <span m='39870'>start</span> <span m='40230'>at about</span> <span m='40510'>1</span> <span m='40670'>o'clock</span> <span m='41500'>in</span> <span m='41570'>the</span> <span m='41730'>day</span> <span m='42000'>on a</span> <span m='42160'>Saturday</span> <span m='42570'>or</span> <span m='42700'>Sunday.</span> <span m='43570'>We</span> <span m='43850'>got</span> <span m='44010'>to</span> <span m='44060'>be</span> <span m='44200'>there</span> <span m='44440'>really</span> <span m='44770'>earlier ,</span> <span m='45560'>like 3</span> <span m='45720'>to</span> <span m='45800'>4</span> <span m='46040'>hours</span> <span m='46290'>earlier</span> <span m='46620'>every day .</span> </p><p><span m='47170'>When</span> <span m='47290'>we</span> <span m='47400'>first</span> <span m='47660'>get</span> <span m='47840'>there,</span> <span m='48380'>we're</span> <span m='48550'>really</span> <span m='48800'>just</span> <span m='49010'>getting</span> <span m='49350'>dressed.</span> <span m='49850'>We're</span> <span m='50160'>getting</span> <span m='50430'>assigned</span> <span m='50780'>our</span> <span m='50880'>jackets.</span> <span m='51950'>We're</span> <span m='53540'>getting</span> <span m='53780'>our</span> <span m='53910'>waters.</span> <span m='54410'>We're</span> <span m='54560'>getting</span> <span m='55990'>information</span> <span m='56490'>on</span> <span m='56550'>where</span> <span m='56730'>we're</span> <span m='56860'>going</span> <span m='56990'>to</span> <span m='57060'>be</span> <span m='57290'>at</span> <span m='57390'>in</span> <span m='57490'>that</span> <span m='57640'>big</span> <span m='57860'>stadium</span> <span m='58850'>and</span> <span m='59030'>what</span> <span m='59200'>our</span> <span m='59400'>assignment</span> <span m='59795'>is.</span> <span m='60190'>And</span> <span m='60280'>that</span> <span m='60490'>takes</span> <span m='60770'>an hour and a half,</span> <span m='61445'>But</span> <span m='61710'>after</span> <span m='62060'>that,</span> <span m='63140'>for</span> <span m='63340'>the</span> <span m='63460'>next</span> <span m='63800'>3</span> <span m='64050'>hours,</span> <span m='64480'>which</span> <span m='64730'>is</span> <span m='65230'>2</span> <span m='65420'>hours</span> <span m='65580'>before</span> <span m='65850'>the</span> <span m='65930'>game</span> <span m='66830'>and</span> <span m='67130'>into</span> <span m='67450'>the</span> <span m='67570'>second</span> <span m='67870'>quarter</span> <span m='68150'>of</span> <span m='68190'>the</span> <span m='68290'>game,</span> <span m='68620'>we're</span> <span m='68750'>going</span> <span m='68900'>to</span> <span m='68960'>be</span> <span m='69610'>letting</span> <span m='70020'>in</span> <span m='70450'>the</span> <span m='70570'>thousands</span> <span m='71070'>of</span> <span m='71250'>fans</span> <span m='71600'>who are</span> <span m='71810'>eager</span> <span m='72450'>to</span> <span m='72640'>see</span> <span m='72800'>their</span> <span m='73000'>team</span> <span m='73190'>play.</span> </p><p><span m='75210'>After</span> <span m='75890'>that,</span> <span m='76330'>then,</span> <span m='77020'>we</span> <span m='77120'>get</span> <span m='77290'>to</span> <span m='77490'>probably</span> <span m='77790'>go</span> <span m='77920'>up</span> <span m='78070'>in</span> <span m='78180'>the</span> <span m='78270'>crowd</span> <span m='78880'>and</span> <span m='79080'>just</span> <span m='79660'>be</span> <span m='79780'>posted</span> <span m='80410'>at</span> <span m='80820'>where</span> <span m='81070'>everybody's</span> <span m='81290'>seats</span> <span m='81655'>are.</span> <span m='82330'>And</span> <span m='82840'>pretty</span> <span m='83050'>much</span> <span m='83450'>just</span> <span m='84360'>try</span> <span m='84540'>to</span> <span m='84600'>keep</span> <span m='84850'>everybody--</span> <span m='85680'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='85910'>nobody</span> <span m='85950'>from</span> <span m='86350'>throwing</span> <span m='86750'>up,</span> <span m='87450'>beer</span> <span m='87920'>or</span> <span m='88010'>putting</span> <span m='88320'>beer</span> <span m='88630'>on</span> <span m='88740'>a</span> <span m='88830'>ledge</span> <span m='89230'>where</span> <span m='89450'>it might</span> <span m='89610'>fall</span> <span m='89960'>down,</span> <span m='90530'>watching</span> <span m='91236'>for</span> <span m='91590'>slips</span> <span m='91930'>or</span> <span m='92040'>falls,</span> <span m='92510'>and</span> <span m='93070'>showing</span> <span m='93380'>people</span> <span m='93690'>to their seats,</span> <span m='94200'>making</span> <span m='94450'>sure</span> <span m='94660'>that</span> <span m='94830'>their</span> <span m='95040'>sitting</span> <span m='95130'>in</span> <span m='95250'>the</span> <span m='95340'>right</span> <span m='95630'>seat.</span> <span m='96370'>And</span> <span m='96840'>it's</span> <span m='98790'>better</span> <span m='99020'>than</span> <span m='99170'>a typical</span> <span m='99780'>security</span> <span m='100140'>job</span> <span m='100460'>because</span> <span m='100680'>you</span> <span m='100750'>get</span> <span m='100910'>to</span> <span m='100980'>see</span> <span m='101130'>the</span> <span m='101230'>game.</span> </p><p><span m='101740'>Just</span> <span m='101920'>the</span> <span m='102000'>way</span> <span m='102120'>I</span> <span m='102180'>found</span> <span m='102470'>it</span> <span m='102520'>was</span> <span m='102670'>just</span> <span m='102880'>about</span> <span m='103390'>just</span> <span m='103630'>over</span> <span m='103870'>hearing</span> <span m='104040'>my</span> <span m='104190'>friends</span> <span m='104510'>talk</span> <span m='104740'>about</span> <span m='105000'>it</span> <span m='105130'>pretty</span> <span m='105340'>much.</span> <span m='106060'>That's</span> <span m='106610'>all.</span> <span m='107210'>Going</span> <span m='107480'>out</span> <span m='107630'>with</span> <span m='107830'>my</span> <span m='107930'>friends at</span> <span m='108300'>Applebee's.</span> <span m='110000'>There,</span> <span m='110560'>they</span> <span m='110750'>brought</span> <span m='111070'>a friend</span> <span m='111320'>along,</span> <span m='111740'>and</span> <span m='112020'>they</span> <span m='112280'>already</span> <span m='112520'>worked</span> <span m='112800'>there</span> <span m='113410'>so.</span> <span m='114180'>I</span> <span m='114300'>mean,</span> <span m='114810'>it's just</span> <span m='115350'>basically</span> <span m='115780'>word-of-mouth.</span> <span m='117170'>And</span> <span m='117620'>it's</span> <span m='117810'>something</span> <span m='118160'>that--</span> <span m='118730'>I</span> <span m='118860'>don't</span> <span m='118990'>know</span> <span m='119090'>why</span> <span m='119480'>even</span> <span m='119580'>though</span> <span m='119910'>I</span> <span m='119990'>watch</span> <span m='120280'>sports,</span> <span m='120550'>I</span> <span m='120630'>never</span> <span m='120890'>thought</span> <span m='121240'>of</span> <span m='121390'>it.</span> <span m='121930'>I</span> <span m='122020'>don't</span> <span m='122150'>know</span> <span m='122260'>why,</span> <span m='122610'>but</span> <span m='122830'>it</span> <span m='122980'>just</span> <span m='123960'>happened</span> <span m='124200'>so</span> <span m='124320'>fast.</span> <span m='124410'>And</span> <span m='124850'>I got</span> <span m='124950'>hired</span> <span m='125620'>quick</span> <span m='126130'>because</span> <span m='126740'>I</span> <span m='126830'>had</span> <span m='126940'>a</span> <span m='126980'>guard</span> <span m='127300'>card</span> <span m='127510'>already</span> <span m='127830'>that</span> <span m='128110'>I</span> <span m='128169'>didn't</span> <span m='128434'>use.</span> </p><p><span m='129229'>Yeah,</span> <span m='129360'>I had a</span> <span m='129729'>guard</span> <span m='129930'>card,</span> <span m='130210'>so</span> <span m='130400'>that</span> <span m='130860'>that's</span> <span m='131070'>why</span> <span m='131280'>I got</span> <span m='131310'>hired</span> <span m='131800'>fast,</span> <span m='132900'>and</span> <span m='133300'>I've</span> <span m='133450'>been</span> <span m='133620'>there</span> <span m='133770'>about</span> <span m='134050'>a</span> <span m='134080'>year</span> <span m='134270'>and</span> <span m='134340'>a</span> <span m='134360'>half</span> <span m='134620'>now.</span> <span m='135240'>Well,</span> <span m='135570'>specifically</span> <span m='136130'>about</span> <span m='136390'>that</span> <span m='136610'>company,</span> <span m='137150'>even--</span> <span m='138290'>I</span> <span m='138420'>don't</span> <span m='138560'>know</span> <span m='138640'>what</span> <span m='138770'>they're</span> <span m='138890'>trying</span> <span m='139080'>to</span> <span m='139120'>hide,</span> <span m='139390'>but</span> <span m='139540'>even</span> <span m='139770'>in</span> <span m='139870'>that</span> <span m='140060'>orientation</span> <span m='140770'>we</span> <span m='140890'>first</span> <span m='141130'>had,</span> <span m='141655'>Oh</span> <span m='142110'>we</span> <span m='142310'>only</span> <span m='142650'>do</span> <span m='143600'>this</span> <span m='144205'>49ners</span> <span m='145140'>games</span> <span m='145550'>and</span> <span m='145770'>we</span> <span m='145880'>do</span> <span m='146570'>just</span> <span m='146780'>these</span> <span m='146990'>local</span> <span m='147340'>game.</span> <span m='147570'>But</span> <span m='147710'>then</span> <span m='148260'>I</span> <span m='148390'>just</span> <span m='148550'>realized</span> <span m='148840'>they</span> <span m='148960'>do</span> <span m='149140'>a</span> <span m='149220'>lot</span> <span m='149760'>more</span> <span m='149990'>stuff</span> <span m='150280'>than</span> <span m='150410'>they</span> <span m='150570'>say.</span> <span m='150870'>They</span> <span m='151000'>do</span> <span m='151200'>everything.</span> </p><p><span m='152450'>They're</span> <span m='152740'>all</span> <span m='152960'>over</span> <span m='153050'>the</span> <span m='153210'>country.</span> <span m='154200'>They</span> <span m='154690'>do</span> <span m='154880'>like</span> <span m='155120'>maybe</span> <span m='155380'>30</span> <span m='155640'>to</span> <span m='155720'>40</span> <span m='155960'>different</span> <span m='156470'>venues.</span> <span m='157530'>They</span> <span m='157840'>sent</span> <span m='158180'>a</span> <span m='158340'>group</span> <span m='158550'>of</span> <span m='158650'>people</span> <span m='158900'>to</span> <span m='158990'>the</span> <span m='159100'>Superbowl,</span> <span m='160740'>all</span> <span m='161130'>the</span> <span m='161180'>way</span> <span m='161340'>in</span> <span m='161430'>New</span> <span m='161520'>York</span> <span m='162350'>just</span> <span m='162760'>this</span> <span m='163250'>past</span> <span m='163550'>February,</span> <span m='164660'>so</span> <span m='165290'>they</span> <span m='165440'>have</span> <span m='165640'>a</span> <span m='165680'>lot</span> <span m='165930'>of</span> <span m='166010'>things</span> <span m='166280'>going</span> <span m='166510'>on.</span> <span m='166720'>And</span> <span m='166780'>I guess it's</span> <span m='166980'>just</span> <span m='167220'>about</span> <span m='167490'>networking</span> <span m='168150'>and</span> <span m='168260'>knowing the</span> <span m='168480'>right</span> <span m='168750'>people</span> <span m='169010'>because,</span> <span m='170190'>yeah,</span> <span m='170690'>they</span> <span m='170820'>have</span> <span m='171010'>a</span> <span m='171070'>lot</span> <span m='171360'>going</span> <span m='171570'>on.</span> <span m='171700'>They</span> <span m='171980'>are</span> <span m='172100'>a</span> <span m='172510'>big</span> <span m='172910'>time--</span> <span m='173500'>a</span> <span m='173760'>lot</span> <span m='174010'>of</span> <span m='174060'>money</span> <span m='174270'>in</span> <span m='174380'>that</span> <span m='174460'>company.</span> </p><p><span m='175510'>And they</span> <span m='175990'>try to</span> <span m='176100'>keep</span> <span m='176310'>it</span> <span m='176390'>low</span> <span m='177240'>key,</span> <span m='177490'>and</span> <span m='177620'>also</span> <span m='178640'>I</span> <span m='178740'>mean</span> <span m='178920'>I've</span> <span m='179040'>never</span> <span m='179240'>been</span> <span m='179540'>interested</span> <span m='179970'>in security</span> <span m='180040'>before</span> <span m='180430'>because</span> <span m='181390'>it</span> <span m='181500'>was</span> <span m='181650'>more</span> <span m='181850'>of that</span> <span m='182020'>quiet,</span> <span m='182520'>at</span> <span m='182750'>night,</span> <span m='183090'>roaming</span> <span m='183470'>around</span> <span m='183680'>and</span> <span m='183860'>I'm playing around with a</span> <span m='184360'>flashlight</span> <span m='184600'>security.</span> <span m='184960'>So</span> <span m='185320'>I</span> <span m='185420'>wasn't</span> <span m='185700'>interested</span> <span m='186080'>in</span> <span m='186170'>that.</span> <span m='186560'>So,</span> <span m='186680'>I</span> <span m='186790'>guess,</span> <span m='189080'>I</span> <span m='189120'>just</span> <span m='189340'>learned</span> <span m='189670'>that</span> <span m='189790'>there is</span> <span m='190240'>a</span> <span m='190300'>different--</span> <span m='190940'>I</span> <span m='191050'>never</span> <span m='191300'>heard</span> <span m='191470'>of</span> <span m='191510'>the</span> <span m='191600'>company</span> <span m='191900'>before.</span> <span m='193010'>I</span> <span m='193240'>learned</span> <span m='193550'>about</span> <span m='193880'>it.</span> <span m='194410'>Then,</span> <span m='194570'>I</span> <span m='194690'>just</span> <span m='194880'>learned</span> <span m='195090'>that</span> <span m='195200'>they</span> <span m='195340'>are</span> <span m='195360'>a</span> <span m='195390'>lot</span> <span m='195620'>bigger.</span> <span m='195850'>And</span> <span m='195940'>then,</span> <span m='196060'>they're</span> <span m='196180'>going</span> <span m='196350'>to</span> <span m='196400'>get</span> <span m='196580'>bigger</span> <span m='196840'>too.</span> <span m='197140'>They are</span> <span m='197360'>expanding</span> <span m='197810'>as</span> <span m='198070'>we</span> <span m='198160'>speak.</span> 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