Do you know the difference? This literally could be the most important question ever asked throughout your career in the security industry. It’s ok if you don’t know the answer because I’m going to reveal it right here. The difference between a Security Officer and a Security Guard is …about ten bucks per hour!
That’s right. Nothing against Security Guards…but many times, Security Officers have more skills, more experience, and more training than “Guards”…and that training and experience will result in much higher paying positions. Pretty simple.
In addition, Security Officers have many more options to choose from in the specialty fields of protection services. I’ll dive into this topic in much more detail in the near future.
So…if you’re just getting started in the Security business, or even if you’ve been in the industry for some time, knowing the difference between a Security Guard and a Security Officer can make a huge impact on your future earnings.
Don’t settle for being a Security Guard. Become a highly skilled Security Officer. (It takes more time and dedication, but the payback is worth it!)