Security guards protect property from illegal activities such as theft, violence, or vandalism. They respond to emergencies, go on patrols, and enforce rules and laws. They often work at retail stores, corporate buildings, schools, and other public spaces. They tend to work on independent tasks and report to small teams. They are leaders and thrill-seekers that want to ensure an optimal level of order is in effect at all times. They are knowledgeable with a sharp memory. They know the ins and outs of an environment and have a keen sense of situational awareness. Prospective candidates should have at least a high school diploma or GED to be considered by employers. Jobs for this role are expected to grow 3% by 2029.