Armed Security Guard: A Good Job Within Reach

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Aug. 8, 2014 - PRLog -- Today's economic realities include a high unemployment rate and skyrocketing education costs with little relief in sight.  Combined with the trends of office automation and outsourcing jobs overseas, these factors create a scenario where opportunities are few and competition is great.  It's the perfect storm for keeping individuals stuck where they are.

The good news is that careers  in security can't be outsourced overseas, and the required training is extremely reasonably priced in comparison to a college education or other trade school programs.  Liberty Security Training Institute, located in midtown Manhattan is leading the way to good jobs for unarmed and armed security guards with their innovative training programs and unparalleled student support.

While the security industry in general provides stable, local jobs, those who wish to have more opportunities open to them and earn a larger salary might wish to pursue becoming an armed guard.  Public facilities like museums and government buildings, as well as more sensitive industries, like banks and financial services institutions require the additional security that armed security guards can provide, and are willing to pay a premium for their services.  Individuals who are certified as armed guards can also work in VIP protection as body guards or armed chauffeurs, opening up a larger field of opportunities for them.

Liberty Security Training Institute offers the basic 8 hour pre-assignment training course that all security guards must complete in order to apply for a security guard registration card and the 16 hour in service training course that they must complete within 90 days of securing a position as a security guard.  LSTI also offers the 47 hour firearms training course that is required before a security guard can apply for an upgrade to armed security guard status.  This makes it easy to complete all of the required training in one place.  Liberty also helps aspiring new security guards by walking them through the New York State licensing requirements, step by step, and coaching them on how to find a job as an unarmed or armed security guard.  With their connections in the security industry, they may be able to help their graduates secure a position through their job placement program.  They offer package discounts to students who take more than one course with them within a given year, in addition to seasonal promotional pricing discounts on tuition.  They even provide a free lunch during every day of training.

In future years, LSTI sends reminders to students when it's time to take their annual 8 hour in service training and their annual 8 hour firearms training in order to keep their license as an unarmed or armed guard current.  The level of instructor expertise and student support at Liberty Security Training Institute makes it the ideal place to train for a stable, good-paying career as an armed security guard without having to go into debt to finance your education.

Liberty Security Training Institute is a security training school located in midtown Manhattan, providing professional training that meets or exceeds all New York State requirements for new and experienced unarmed and armed security guards.  They can be reached at 212-379-6442, or online at

Mary Redler
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