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Protective Service Workers, All Other
(SOC Code : 33-9099)
in California

All protective service workers not listed separately.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20171st Qtr$18.96$12.22$17.10$23.38

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2014 - 202418,40020,6002,20012.0480

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Baton Training InstructorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
http://www.bsis.ca.gov
Private Patrol OperatorDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
http://www.bsis.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,79441.5%
Colleges and Universities 2,6435.9%
Junior Colleges 2183.5%
Investigation and Security Services 8,1683.3%
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 12,4372.0%
Accommodation 10,9231.5%
School and Employee Bus Transportation 831.1%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Investigate known or suspected internal theft, external theft, or vendor fraud.
Implement or monitor processes to reduce property or financial losses.
Identify and report merchandise or stock shortages.
Maintain documentation or reports on security-related incidents or investigations.
Apprehend shoplifters in accordance with guidelines.
Verify proper functioning of physical security systems, such as closed-circuit televisions, alarms, sensor tag systems, or locks.
Identify and report safety concerns to maintain a safe shopping and working environment.
Conduct store audits to identify problem areas or procedural deficiencies.
Monitor compliance with standard operating procedures for loss prevention, physical security, or risk management.
Inspect buildings, equipment, or access points to determine security risks.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment 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.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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