Security jobs in Atlanta are plentiful, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). According to the BLS, there are over 20,000 security officers in the Atlanta metropolitan area alone. In fact, security officers are needed all throughout the state of Georgia. The average wage in Atlanta is $26,000 per year.
Georgia Security Officer Qualifications
Section 6.0 License Qualifications
6.1 Every applicant, general or limited partner, and in the case of a corporation, each officer and shareholder owning a ten percent (10%) or greater interest in the applicant shall meet the following qualifications before it may engage in any business licensed hereunder: (a) be eighteen (18) years of age; (b) be a United States citizen or resident alien; (c) not been convicted in any jurisdiction of a felony; (d) not have had a license or registration similar to the one required herein revoked or application for same denied by any jurisdiction; (e) not have been declared by a court to be incompetent by reason of mental defect of disease; (f) not suffer from habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction; and (g) be of good moral character.
6.2 A corporation seeking a license shall be incorporated under the law of this state, or shall be duly qualified to do business within this State, with an agent for service of process designated as required by law.
6.3 With verification of no criminal background as set out it Section 6.1, any person engaged in the private security guard industry prior to January 1, 1988, and who continues to be so engaged upon the effective date of these rules and regulations may apply for a security guard license. The initial application shall be treated as a renewal of a license.
More information about requirements in the state of Georgia can be found here.