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$23,000

Salary

Services Industry

14%

Industry Job Growth

What this job is about

We all know that theft is wrong – unless you're stealing someone's heart (aww). But, since hearts are notoriously hard to resell on Craigslist, most would-be thieves go after merchandise. That's where security guards come in handy, since they can patrol stores, factories and galleries to ward away thieves.Sometimes working odd hours (like the night shift) security guards are tasked with the responsibility of making sure a building or location is secure, sometimes using weapons to protect themselves and the merchandise. It's a good job for someone who doesn't mind solitary time, has excellent observation skills and can make quick judgment calls when things get stressful.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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