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Security Industry Overview


In a security job, you’ll protect people, property or businesses from fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism and crime.

Some common security jobs include:

  • Police Officers: They enforce the law, investigate crimes and patrol an area. They also respond to calls for help, write traffic tickets and provide the first response in emergencies.
  • Security Guards and Security Officers: In their security work, these professionals maintain order and protect people and property.
  • Airport Safety Officers and Transportation Security Screeners: Their jobs most commonly involve using technology to examine passengers and baggage for weapons or explosives. They also guard baggage and freight and seek out criminals who target the nation’s transportation system.

Other jobs in security include retail loss-prevention specialists who work with technology, merchandise auditors, human resources and operations professionals to reduce theft from stores; correctional officers; casino security professionals; armored car guards; and private detectives.

Security Job Market


The outlook for employment in security is mixed:

  • The number of police officer jobs will expand by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than average. There’s a lot of turnover at the local level due to low salaries, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, so jobs may open up even if the field doesn’t expand.
  • The BLS forecasts that security guard jobs will grow 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about average for most jobs.
  • Airport safety officer jobs -- including transportation security screener jobs -- are expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, with many jobs being filled by the Transportation Safety Administration, the BLS says.

Security Salaries


Salaries in the security field are influenced by the level of training and education needed for the particular security career:

  • Police officers need at least a high school diploma and in some places, a college degree. They often must attend an academy. The median police officer salary was $54,230 in 2011, the BLS says.
  • The median salary for transportation security screeners -- federal employees who screen passengers and luggage at airports and other transportation facilities -- was $36,910 in 2011, the BLS reports. They must have a high school diploma or GED and complete a training program.
  • The median security guard salary was $23,900 in 2011, according to the BLS. Some, but not all, security guard jobs require a high school diploma or GED.
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Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician Locations Included: Albany - Schenectady - Troy, NY The Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician is responsible for the tasks associated with the design, installation, upgrade and repair of home security systems. Security Technicians will use communication, technical knowledge, problem solving and sales skills to deliver the highes...
Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician The Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician is responsible for the tasks associated with the design, installation, upgrade and repair of home security systems. Security Technicians will use communication, technical knowledge, problem solving and sales skills to deliver the highest level of customer service. • Review, anticipate an...
Overview: As a Retail Security Detective, you will protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment and monitor and enforce Associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. You will be responsible for promoting shortage prevention and awareness and conducting audits. In addition, you will work to detect and apprehend shoplifters and other customers who com...
Overview: As a Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention Detective position. Key Accountabilities: - Communicate suspicious activity to Security - Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: - Prior retail security experience preferred - Ability to adapt to possible stressful situations - A...
Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
A-T Solutions delivers a full continuum of innovative solutions that meet critical security challenges in technology, training, maritime operations, intelligence and mission support. A-T Solutions has been honored to receive Inc. Hire Power Award that ranks us among top 50 in U.S.A. for Job Creation (2012), ranked #42 on Washington’s Business Journal’s list of 50 Fastest Growing Companies (2012),...
A-T Solutions delivers a full continuum of innovative solutions that meet critical security challenges in technology, training, maritime operations, intelligence and mission support. A-T Solutions has been honored to receive Inc. Hire Power Award that ranks us among top 50 in U.S.A. for Job Creation (2012), ranked #42 on Washington’s Business Journal’s list of 50 Fastest Growing Companies (2012),...
Overview: The LP Detective's primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support store's efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and apprehends...
Job Description – Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician The Residential Security Installation & Repair Technician is responsible for the tasks associated with the design, installation, upgrade and repair of home security systems. Security Technicians will use communication, technical knowledge, problem solving and sales skills to deliver the highest level of customer service. • Rev...
Job Description: Technical Support Specialist Opportunity. Local Bakersfield security company looking for thier next Technical Support Specialist. Will be responsible for mitigating both internal and external user?s computer issues; anticipating and preventing potential issues; configuring switches and routers and firewalls. Install, assemble and configure computers, monitors, and peripherals such...
Job Description: Technical Support Specialist Opportunity. Local Bakersfield security company looking for thier next Technical Support Specialist. Will be responsible for mitigating both internal and external user?s computer issues; anticipating and preventing potential issues; configuring switches and routers and firewalls. Install, assemble and configure computers, monitors, and peripherals such...
Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
Making Better Possible. Whether you’re interested in full-time or part-time, cashier or management, you’ll discover more than a job at Walmart. This is a place where you can really make a difference in the lives of our customers, as well as your own. Come see how working at Walmart can unlock a world of possibilities. Your Altoona, PA Walmart Supercenter is Hiring Asset Protection Associates! In t...
Overview: As a Retail Security Detective, you will protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment and monitor and enforce Associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. You will be responsible for promoting shortage prevention and awareness and conducting audits. In addition, you will work to detect and apprehend shoplifters and other customers who com...
Overview: As a Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention Detective position. Key Accountabilities: - Communicate suspicious activity to Security - Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: - Prior retail security experience preferred - Ability to adapt to possible stressful situations - A...
Our client is looking for a SIGDEV/DNI Analyst who performs intelligence analysis on assigned Digital Networks of interest. Applies knowledge of network fundamentals, open-source tools, current technologies (both software and hardware), and all-source analytic strategies in support of research and development of entities of interest. May be required to perform all-source intelligence analysis of c...
MasTec designs, builds, installs, maintains and upgrades infrastructures that are the backbone of the nation’s economy. Telephone, high-speed internet, electric, water, sewer, natural gas, wireless and wind are the areas in which our work touches the lives of millions. MasTec Technicians are focused on the front line customer and maintain and improve customer service and rapport. Operating as a mu...
MasTec designs, builds, installs, maintains and upgrades infrastructures that are the backbone of the nation’s economy. Telephone, high-speed internet, electric, water, sewer, natural gas, wireless and wind are the areas in which our work touches the lives of millions. We are experiencing growth and are currently hiring for Home Security Installation Technicians to work in Dallas, TX. MasTec Techn...
Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
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