The Pros and Cons of working as a security guard

Working as a security guard

The security industry is growing in popularity and has become a much more mainstream job. There are many reasons people decide to work in the security industry and find it such a rewarding career.


We have compiled a list of pros and cons of working as a security guard to help you decide if this is the career you want to venture into. To become a security guard you will need to have appropriate qualifications which can be received through our security training courses.

For information on how you can get your Certificate III in Security Operations for as little as $100 click here or see below for more details.



  • Is it generally easier to find a job in the security industry with appropriate qualifications than it is in other industries
  • Working as a security guard is a good starting point when wanting to work in high paying protective services
  • The skills you gain as a security guard are with you for life
  • It is a fulfilling career
  • The position can give you confidence in your everyday life
  • There are a range of security training courses you can take to equip you for a career in the industry
  • It can keep you fit
  • It is more exciting than most office jobs
  • There are many different types of security guards
  • Most of the time you are employed privately



  • When starting out as a security guard the pay (like most jobs) is not huge
  • You can work in unsafe environments
  • You will have to write a lot; incident reports are a must in the industry as it logs everything that happens while you are on duty
  • You will probably be on your feet a lot
  • You will need to get a security licence
  • You may be required to work unusual hours

The Queensland Government is offering the Certificate III in Security Operations at a discounted price to eligible persons. RAM Training is proud to provide the discounted price to eligible prospective students. For more information on the program and the eligibility requirements please click here.

Written by Shenoa Gittins

Shenoa is the Operations Manager and co-owner of RAM Training Services.
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