Private Security Officer

Security guards patrol and protect property against theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity.


Security guards also called security officers, protect property, enforce rules on the property, and deter criminal activity. Some guards are assigned a stationary position from which they monitor alarms or surveillance cameras. Other guards are assigned a patrol area where they conduct security checks.

Career Opportunities:

  • Private Security Officer

Employment Outlook:

Overall employment of security guards and gaming surveillance officers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024


The average wage for this career is $11.45 hourly, or $23,810 annually plus tips.


Location and Hours:

  • Hialeah Miami-Lakes Adult Education Center (Certificate – 40 Hours)
  • Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center (Certificate – 40 Hours)
  • South Dade Technical College (Certificate – 40 Hours)

Public Safety & Security