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Real-Life Security Guard Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Security Guard field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33956 Armed Security Officer Male 35 None Set burkburnett, TX 01/01/2010
33961 Security Officer Male 37 $25,000 monessen, PA 01/01/2010
33793 Security Officer & Host Male 35 $23,598 Kalispell, MT 01/01/2010
33574 Door Person (Doorman) Male 50 $38,000 brooklyn, NY 01/01/2010
33413 Security Officer Male 27 $30,000 Napavine, NY 01/01/2010

Overview

The job responsibility of a security guard is to protect both people and places from vandalism, theft, terrorism, and all other illegal activities. These individuals are tasked with keeping a wide variety of places safe for people to visit, so you have probably seen them on duty many times in your life.

Security guards can be found at shopping malls, office buildings, museums, landmarks, airports, hotels, and many other types of public buildings. Additionally, they are typically present at sporting events, concerts, festivals, and other events that attract large crowds.

When a security guard is mentioned, we often think about an individual who can be seen actively patrolling and monitoring an area. However, security guards are often working behind the scenes as well. When security cameras are in place, they may be the ones in charge of watching the live feed to look for any suspicious or illegal activity. They also have to write detailed reports for their employers about what they observed while on duty.

To help you learn more about a career as a security guard, we interviewed professional security guards to get their personal insights. Check out their career profiles below to find out what they had to say about their jobs, how they reached their current positions, and what advice they have to offer aspiring security guards.


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