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A Career as a Security Guard

Members of every generation, as they come of age, have concerns about how they will earn a living due to the ever-changing nature of society and the economy.  However, today's youth faces a particularly challenging career landscape that includes jobs being outsourced overseas, automation replacing staffing, technology allowing both teaching and work to be done from a distance and an upward spiral in the cost of education.  For many young people and their families, college is becoming less and less affordable and there seem to be fewer fields in which a person can create a long-term career for themselves.

Fortunately, careers in the field of security, as an unarmed or armed security guard, bodyguard or chauffer are growing, and the required training is within the financial reach of most Americans.  In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a steady job growth of 12.1 percent for those in the security profession between 2012 and 2022, due to concern about vandalism, crime and terrorism. During that decade, the Bureau expects that the field will expand by 129,600 new jobs.  Starting salaries for security guards with the proper training range from $17,000 to $20,000 in the New York area and can go up to $50,000 or more for those who invest in additional training and have experience.

At Liberty Security Training Institute, students have the opportunity to begin their career as a security guard conveniently and affordably.  New York State requires that any person who wishes to work as a security guard completes an 8 hour pre-assignment training class for security guards, and an additional 16 hour in service training course within the first 90 days of securing employment as a security guard.  They also must be at least 18 years of age and either be a citizen of the United States or hold a green card and pass a finger-print screening.  Liberty Security Training Institute staff members will assist the student throughout the entire process of beginning their career as a security guard, from walking them through the state filing procedures to helping them prepare a resume and coaching them on how to present themselves at an interview for a job as a  security guard.

In addition to the New York State requirement for security guards, some employers will also perform a background check and drug screening prior to hiring a security guard.  A background in the military or law enforcement may help a security guard job candidate to get hired or command a higher salary, but they are not required, and many employers prefer to hire new security guards right out of security guard training schools.  Liberty Security Training Institute has connections with some of the top security guard companies in the New York City area, which allows them to help place their graduates in their first job as a security guard.

Unlike many security guard training schools whose only goal is to speed their students through the initial 8 hour and 16 hour training required to become a licensed security guard, Liberty Security Training Institute includes information on using the latest in security technology in addition to the curriculum required by New York State.  They also offer a wide variety of courses for security guards, including the courses required for becoming an armed security guard, fire guard training and CPR/AED training.  They will soon be offering martial arts training as well, because they believe that there is no substitute for a well-trained, thinking human being when it comes to security, and they are dedicated to producing the most well-prepared security guard candidates in the industry.

Classes at Liberty Security Training Institute are taught by experienced security professionals with backgrounds in law enforcement and the military.  While the movies and other popular media may enjoy depicting security guards as lazy, out of shape slackers, the truth is that there is no room for an inattentive security guard in the industry.  Training with knowledgeable, motivated professional instructors is more likely to result in knowledgeable, motivated professional candidates, so people who are serious about beginning or continuing their career as security professionals choose Liberty Security Training Institute for the competitive edge that it will give them.

The advantages to training to be a security guard  at Liberty Security Training Institute don't stop there.  The clean, state of the art facility is conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan, just a block away from Penn Station and all major subway lines, making it a convenient commute from all five boroughs, long Island, New Jersey and Westchester.  During their training, students are treated to a complimentary lunch, and once they have completed their course work at Liberty Security Training Institute, the school will send them reminders when they are due for their annual 8 hour in-service security guard training, which is required by New York State, to ensure that their security guard registration does not lapse.  To make it even easier to get on the road to a rewarding career as a security guard, Liberty Security Training Institute always offers package discount pricing to students who take more than one course with them and is currently offering spring special discount pricing for all security guard training classes, so there's no reason to delay getting started.

Liberty Security Training Institute is a security training school located in midtown Manhattan, providing professional training that meets or exceeds all New York State requirements for new and experienced unarmed and armed security guards.  They can be reached at 212-379-6442, or online at www.libertysecuritytraininginstitute.com.

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