Security Guard

Career Overview

A security guard typically patrols a property or business to make sure no crimes occur.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required to obtain this position. Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field would likely increase the chances of obtaining this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$22,000 /yr
$32,000 /yr
$52,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Criminal Justice
  • Communication
  • Foreign Languages
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada