Security Guard

What Does A Security Guard Do?

A security guard typically patrols a property or business to make sure no crimes occur.

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How Do I Become A Security Guard?

A high school diploma or equivalent is required to obtain this position. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field would likely increase the chances of obtaining this position.

What is the Average Salary For A Security Guard?

High – 52,000
Median – 32,000
Low – 22,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Security Guard?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Languages
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Security Guard?

A security guard can potentially work for any type of business. This work can potentially be dangerous, although it is generally fairly routine. Dave, the security guard featured in the video, works for a beach resort.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Security Guard?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be A Security Guard?