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Security Guards


Patrol property to prevent theft or other illegal activities.

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.

Wages $18.52 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Very Good
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
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