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SECURITY OFFICER: Being in Security

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Bamossee is an armed security officer in downtown San Francisco.

School: University of Phoenix
Degree: Criminal Justice
Job Title: Security Officer

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
$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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of</span> <span m='45210'>18</span> <span m='45880'>to</span> <span m='46515'>the</span> <span m='46800'>present</span> <span m='47130'>day.</span> <span m='48080'>I'm in</span> <span m='48240'>security</span> <span m='48700'>currently.</span> <span m='49960'>I</span> <span m='50060'>really</span> <span m='50290'>enjoy</span> <span m='50680'>the</span> <span m='50770'>field</span> <span m='51250'>and just</span> <span m='51340'>really</span> <span m='51570'>want</span> <span m='51730'>to</span> <span m='51790'>pursue</span> <span m='52940'>my</span> <span m='53170'>career</span> <span m='53520'>to</span> <span m='53960'>as</span> <span m='54140'>far</span> <span m='54360'>as</span> <span m='54460'>I</span> <span m='54530'>can</span> <span m='54710'>take</span> <span m='54950'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='55120'>So</span> <span m='55310'>right</span> <span m='55510'>now,</span> <span m='55830'>I'm</span> <span m='55990'>looking</span> <span m='56200'>into</span> <span m='56430'>the</span> 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