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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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ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocke...
Summary: This position coordinates the administrative and operational security activities on a specific shift in a residential re-entry center. Effectively leads staff during assigned shift to maintain adequate security coverage. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Reads, understands and complies with specific post orders written for the assigned post. Ensure that resident formal counts are c...
Summary This position coordinatesthe administrative and operational security activities on a specific shift in a residential re-entry center. Effectively leads staff during assigned shift to maintain adequate security coverage. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Reads, understands and complies with specific post orders written for the assigned post. Ensure that resident formal counts are cond...
Correctional Officers seeking a full-time opportunity, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenges you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help! We are a leader in our industry. We ensure our employees a stable career, competitive benefits, and a diversified range of employment. With us, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. Now’s the time to start you...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
$9.00 an hour during training academy, $10.00 an hour after graduation of academy! Correctional Officers seeking a full-time opportunity, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenges you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help! We are a leader in our industry. We ensure our employees a stable career, competitive benefits, and a diversified range of emp...
Summary Maintains custody, care and control of residents. Oversees and monitors activities of residents while enforcing and adhering to the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the company and contracting agency. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Performs a variety of duties that may include the following assignments: o Monitors and supervises residents in all areas of the facility...
The Maintenance Technician performs general maintenance work with moderate latitude for exercising individual knowledge and technical skill. Performs a variety of marginal duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed by supervisors. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Survey assigned jobs and ensure that sufficient and proper materials and tools are on hand to complete work. Perf...
GROW YOUR CAREER WITH THE HARTFORD Become a Licensed Insurance Advisor - Salary + Benefits The Hartford Insurance Co. is looking for exceptional customer-focused talent to serve an elite AARP customer base in our San Antonio contact center. Our Insurance Advisors are accountable for handling incoming calls from AARP members regarding their personal automobile and homeowner insurance protection. ...
The Locksmith, under the supervision of the Security Systems Coordinator, provides access control and locksmith services to the hospital. Duties may include operation and maintenance of minor electrical equipment connections, the fabrication of metal brackets, welding, and other duties required to achieve the department's mission. (EK) Job Qualifications:EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diplo...
. A Siteminder Security Specialist position located in Marquette, Michigan is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technical. Candidate will need to be available on weekends and have on call availability. Ability to maintain composure and customer focus while troubleshooting and solving technical issues Design, implement and administer enhancements to the SiteMinder infrastructure. Wo...
Description 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 si...
Description Overview: The Flex Team Retail Door Guard schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning extra money and enjoying a retail discount of up to 20%. If you have a flexible availability and think that you would enjoy a fast-paced retail environment, t...
Description Overview: The Flex LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores 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 detect...
The primary purpose of this position is to protect company assets, personnel and customers, reduce shrink by managing and implementing company programs and strategies. Frequent independent judgments are essential. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws. The associate is responsible for the functions below,...
CENTRA Technology’s Homeland Security and Risk Analysis Division is seeking qualified candidates to support Homeland Security programs from our Burlington headquarters facility and assist in preparing proposals in response to announced Government procurements. U.S. Citizenship is required and ability to obtain and retain TS/SCI. Required qualifications: Undergraduate/Master’s Degree in relevant...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will be responsible for the safety, security and proper care of the youth during the assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. JOB SPECIFIC STANDARDS Essential Functions: Residential Youth Care: Youth care:...
Primary objective: reduce profitability losses due to theft, vandalism, or incorrect business procedures in a retail grocery operation. Key responsibilities: conducting store surveillance, safety inspections, and asset security checks. Retail store loss prevention specialists also perform store audits on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals. In addition, loss prevention specialists may enforce com...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores 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...
Description 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 si...

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