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List of Industries Employing Security Guards

The following industries employ Security Guards ,  SOC Code  33-9032  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Short-term on-the-job training  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Investigation and Security Services   (NAICS 561600 ) 103,500 121,100 17,600
Department Stores   (NAICS 452100 ) 3,300 3,200 -100
Accommodation   (NAICS 721000 ) 3,300 3,600 300
Elementary and Secondary Schools   (NAICS 611100 ) 2,800 3,100 300
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 2,800 3,000 200
Gambling Industries   (NAICS 713200 ) 1,900 2,300 400
Full-Service Restaurants   (NAICS 722500 ) 1,400 1,800 400
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Facilities Support Services   (NAICS 561200 ) 1,100 1,300 200
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 1,100 1,200 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Activities Related to Real Estate   (NAICS 531300 ) 1,000 1,100 100
Amusement Parks and Arcades   (NAICS 713100 ) 1,000 1,200 200
Colleges and Universities   (NAICS 611300 ) 700 800 100
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries   (NAICS 713900 ) 600 700 100
Spectator Sports   (NAICS 711200 ) 600 600 0
Other Personal Services   (NAICS 812900 ) 600 700 100
Other General Merchandise Stores   (NAICS 452900 ) 600 800 200
Electronics and Appliance Stores   (NAICS 443000 ) 500 400 -100
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting   (NAICS 110000 ) 500 500 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 500 600 100
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Warehousing and Storage   (NAICS 493000 ) 400 600 200
Civic and Social Organizations   (NAICS 813400 ) 300 300 0
Health and Personal Care Stores   (NAICS 446000 ) 200 200 0
Office Administrative Services   (NAICS 561100 ) 200 300 100
Junior Colleges   (NAICS 611200 ) 200 200 0
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing   (NAICS 312000 ) 200 200 0
Individual and Family Services   (NAICS 624100 ) 200 300 100
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 200 200 0
ISPs, Search Portals, & Data Processing   (NAICS 518000 ) 100 100 0
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services   (NAICS 624300 ) 100 100 0
Other Hospitals   (NAICS 622300 ) 100 100 0
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 100 100 0
Animal Slaughtering and Processing   (NAICS 311600 ) 100 100 0
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing   (NAICS 315200 ) 100 100 0
Land Subdivision   (NAICS 237200 ) 100 100 0
Grocery Stores   (NAICS 445100 ) 100 100 0
Nursing Care Facilities   (NAICS 623100 ) 100 200 100
Furniture Stores   (NAICS 442100 ) 100 100 0
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Special Food Services   (NAICS 722300 ) 100 200 100
Ship and Boat Building   (NAICS 336600 ) 0 100 100
Furniture & Furnishings Merchant Whsle   (NAICS 423200 ) 0 100 100
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 0 100 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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