Career Outlook for Security Guards

Also known as:  Armed Guard, Bank Guard, Bodyguard, Bouncer, Private Watchman, Security Officer, Airport Baggage Screener, Airport Security Screener, Flight Security Specialist, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screener
The overall job outlook for Security Guard careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 2.91 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.48 percent per year. Demand for Security Guards is expected to go up, with an expected 278,970 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.67 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Security Guards in the following states
District of Columbia 12,370
California 5,070
Florida 4,720
Delaware 3,280
Texas 3,230
New York 3,210
Illinois 1,970
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Security Guards
South Dakota 60
Wyoming 60
Vermont 100
Kansas 120
North Dakota 120
Guam 120
Virgin Islands 130
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