When crime increases, businesses feel vulnerable. That’s when business owners seek security solutions including the addition of security guards to keep their employees and customers safe. This demand is triggering an increased need for more trained security guards.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 140,000 security guards in California in 2021—the largest number for any state. California is in the top tier when it comes to security guard wages.

Guards are assigned to all types of security details—malls and stores, casinos, medical centers, manufacturing plants, construction sites, residential communities, movie sets, theaters, houses of worship and individual security. Wherever crimes can occur, security guards are retained to offer protection.

Guard Training. You can become a fully licensed security guard after successfully completing an intense online 40-hour training course. You also must pass basic background checks and agree to be fingerprinted. Eight hours of continuing education must be completed annually. More training is required to receive an armed guard license.

If you’re interested in becoming a security guard and have the desire to help keep others in your community safe, contact Access Control Security by going to https://www.247GuardTraining.com or calling 877-482-7324. We’ll explain all the details of what you need to know and what to do to begin your security guard career.