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Security Guards

in Massachusetts

Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes "Transportation Security Screeners" (33-9093).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
339032  Security Guards 20,953 21,645 692 3.30 % 364 69 295 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    12,540  60 % 12,870  59 % 330  3 % $29,180
Health Care and Social Assistance    1,680  8 % 1,870  9 % 190  11 % $36,930
Educational Services    1,440  7 % 1,560  7 % 120  8 % $37,210
Educational Services    1,440  7 % 1,560  7 % 120  8 % $37,210
Hospitals    1,330  6 % 1,470  7 % 140  10 % $38,220
General Merchandise Stores    610  3 % 510  2 % -100  -17 % $29,000
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institution    360  2 % 370  2 % 10  3 % $30,670
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing    280  1 % 290  1 % 10  5 % $32,980
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    220  1 % 250  1 % 30  10 % $49,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    220  1 % 250  1 % 30  10 % $49,110
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    150  1 % 180  1 % 30  16 % $35,560
Food and Beverage Stores    100  0 % 110  1 % 10  5 % $35,790
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