If you like the idea of working as a security officer Seattle has many companies who regularly hire. A job as a security guard can be ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to sit at a desk all day. You’ll generally need a high school diploma to be a security officer, although there are no other specific requirements, as most jobs are entry level. A background in law enforcement or the military isn’t required but can be useful. You’ll need to be in good health, physically fit and with good eyesight and able to make quick decisions. Being able to communicate with different types of people is important, along with the ability to handle disruptive or difficult people. Much of the time the job is routine, although it can be dangerous and you may need to carry and use a weapon.