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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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newtoday.jpg Security Licensed Security Officers Needed for special event in PCB. Wage $10/hr. Apply online www.dsisecurity.com, select Tallahassee branch when applying. EEO/M/F/V/H, Drug Free Employer. Web ID#: 34295975...
Niceville, 32578
newtoday.jpg Security CITY OF NICEVILLE FIRE DEPT The Niceville Fire Department is seeking a full time Lieutenant/ EMT. Must have State of Florida FF2, Officer I, Instructor I, and Florida EMT certifications. Deadline for applications is COB Aug 8. Interviews and agility testing August 14 & 15 at 0800. 850-729-4050 for more info. We participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Web ID#: 34296...
SECURITY OFFICERS Full time, 40 hours, Varied Shift EOE US Security Associates has openings for Security Officers. All candidates must have a clean background with NO CRIMINAL HISTORY. Applicants should have a current drivers license and be available for on-call work. US Security will provide training. We offer a competitive wage and benefits. Must apply online at: www.ussecurityassociates.com...
Immediate Hiring for Safety Analyst Job Title: Safety Analyst Location: Charlotte, NC - 28262 / New York - 10017 Duration: 6+ Months (Possibility of Extension) Job Description: Tasks: - Resources will be assisting in updating evacuation floor plans in Excel and Visio - Coordination of Emergency Planning Kit fulfillment and installation in new locations - Work collaboratively and cross-functionally...
About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve...
Universal Protection Service is seeking Security Officers to work at the prestigious Camlin Hotel in Seattle, WA. $12/Hr. Excellent Training, and Benefits. Highly professional environment. Online applications now being accepted. Cover Letters and Resumes can be addressed to the Director of Security. Universal Protection Service, established in 1965, is recognized as being the fastest growing secur...
About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve...
Allingtown City of West Haven Fire Dept New Haven, CT, 06516
CITY OF WEST HAVEN FIRE DEPT. ALLINGTOWN Firefighter - Paramedic & EMT Grade C Starting Salary $915.96 per wk City of West Haven Fire Dept. /Allingtown are now accepting application for the competitive examination for Grade C Firefighter/ Paramedic/EMT's. All applicants must have his/hers Paramedic and EMT certification. At the time of hire Paramedic's must have medical control from New Haven Spon...
New Orleans Private Patrol Service, Inc. (NOPP), owned by Gurvich Systems, has been providing contract security and investigative services to a broad range of national and international customers with operations in the Louisiana Gulf South for over 80 years. NOPP is looking for armed neighborhood patrol officers in the New Orleans area. Minimum Qualifications: 21 years of age or older Meet the req...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
The Uniformed Protection Officer is responsible for, but not limited to; special events, emergencies, dignitary protection, and enforcement federal regulations; emergency response to security alerts and civil disturbances; protection and enforcement of the control of classified material and personally identifiable information; package and vehicle inspections, and physical searches of persons; cont...
General Overview: This position is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining an effective and efficient framework of internal control in order to ensure corporate compliance with Customs regulations. Work with Internal Purchasing department’s compliance to JSOX, TS/ISO and Purchasing policy. Duties: Manage all areas dealing with US Customs, including project and broker management. Con...
Universal Protection Service currently seeks Professional Security Officers for a premier high rise account in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The ideal candidate for the Security Officer position currently holds a Class D Security License, is excellent with customers and has an impressive ability to communicate. 1st 2nd and 3rd shifts available. FULL TIME BENEFITS Pay range $11-$12/hour + anniversary bo...
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: · Re...
Location: Washington, DC Clearance: TS//SCI with DHS Suitability -OR- ability to acquire DHS Suitability Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000 *Supplemental Application Requirements: All applications must include a short writing sample (2 - 7 pages) that demonstrates analytic ability, preferably on a topic that relates to intelligence or national security. Description: Are you a motivated and experience...
Universal Protection Service, the largest retail security provider in the industry, is seeking Security Public Safety Officers to work at prestigious a prestigious Colorado Mills in Lakewood, CO. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be exceptional-to maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service and to create exceptional results. Universal Protection Service seeks passio...
Calling ALL Security "Weekend Warriors" for IMMEDIATE weekend security openings in the Denver Region! We are in the process of building a team of exceptional security weekend warriorsto support our Security teams at some of Denver's finest properties! If you are seeking additional income, or if you just want to work weekends and desire to be a part of this weekend warrior team, APPLY NOW! We have...
Universal Protection Service, the largest retail security provider in the industry, is seeking Security Public Safety Officers to work at the Great Mall in Milpitas, CA. At Great Mall, our vision is to be exceptional-to maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service and to create exceptional results. Universal Protection Service seeks passionate applicants who love working with people...
The Uniformed Protection Officer is responsible for, but not limited to; special events, emergencies, dignitary protection, and enforcement federal regulations; emergency response to security alerts and civil disturbances; protection and enforcement of the control of classified material and personally identifiable information; package and vehicle inspections, and physical searches of persons; cont...
Synageva BioPharma Corp. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE Security Manager REPORTING RELATIONSHIP Senior Security Manager DATE AVAILABLE Immediately LOCATION Lexington, MA RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for enforcing company policy, administration of access control/CCTV technology and project management. Individual will be responsible for executive management support – on/offsite. Position will focus in pr...

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