Security guards, also known as security officers, play an important role in healthcare organizations, helping to keep staff and patients safe. Security guards are responsible for protecting the property, enforcing rules on the property, and deterring any criminal or disruptive behavior.
Security Job Education & Requirements
Typically, security jobs require a high school diploma or equivalent, and most states require security guards to be registered in the state they work. While requirements vary, typically they include that the individual be 18 or older, can pass a background check, and has completed training.
Security Jobs Outlook
The demand to fill security guard jobs is expected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — that is lower than the average for all occupations.
Security Job Salary
Median annual salary for security guards is $25,770, according to the BLS, and the type of facility the security guard is working in can have an impact on the amount.