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Security Guards

On the Job


Security Guards guard, patrol, or monitor property to prevent theft, violence, or other illegal activity. They may operate metal detectors. They work in a variety of settings, including office buildings or retail stores.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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