Private security guards are hired by individuals, schools or businesses to protect people and property. They are often on-call at all times of the day to report any suspicious activity or criminal behavior.
Private security guards are contributors and thrill-seekers that use their knowledge to ensure the safety of others. They must be detail-oriented, strong communicators, and in good physical shape. They must also be honest, quick-thinkers, and always prepared for multiple situations. Private security guard duties include patrolling grounds/area, checking doors, windows, gates are locked, and looking for any suspicious behavior. They must also operate and monitor surveillance equipment, attend to any disturbance or security situation, as well as record any incident or suspicious activity reports.
They are also responsible for planning for emergency situations and testifying in court if needed. Private security guards are usually required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as a qualification in security training. Job growth for security guards is projected at 4% for the decade ending in 2028.