Security Employment Information
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.
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.
Company Confidential Hudson, MA, 03051
SECURITY Armed Driver/Guard FT/PT hours available. $10.75/hr; higher pay for exp. We offer great benefits; uniforms and firearm provided. To Qualify: min. 21 yrs old, valid DL w/3yrs good driving record, able to obtain MA gun permit and undergo background investigation. Must pass DOT physical and drug screen. Apply M-F, 9AM-3PM at: 203 Industrial Ave, , MA or call: (978) 275-0900. DUNBAR ARMORED E...
Company Confidential YUBA CITY, CA, 95993
Sutter County Deputy Probation Officer II/III Level II: $4,148 - $5,122/Monthly Level III: $4,615 - $5,683/Monthly *Open Until Filled *May close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received Apply Immediately! Sutter County Human Resources (530) 822-7113 Yuba City, California www.suttercounty.org EOE/ADA This ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
AIRPORT RAMP AGENTS (PT) & MANAGER at the Richmond International Airport. Please apply online at www.gatags.com under the employment and career tab & search for the Richmond posting. As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
Police Officer City of New Albany offering written examination for FT Police Officer. Now testing, register on-line www.NationalTestingNetwork.com. Closing date June 28, 2013. The 2013 annual pay range is $51,448.80 - $71,410.14 depending on exp., plus comp benefits. Selection process details, qualifications and position description at www.newalbanyohio.org. This listing brought to you by The Colu...
Atlantis Security Co. has immediate openings for security officers in a Mentor facility, full and part time with weekend availability. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications: • Security or military exp. • Detail oriented • Technically inclined(alarms, CCT, etc.) • Computer skills a must Applicants must pass an extensive background check, including criminal history, employm...
POLICE OFFICER EXAM TOWN OF NORTHBOROUGH The Northborough Police Department will hold a written examination for the position of full- time regular Police Officer on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Applicants must be a graduate of the Massachusetts MPTC Basic Recruit (800-hour) Academy and possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher. See www.northboroughpd.com for details. AA/EEO...
FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC The Town of Oxford has an immediate opening in its Fire-EMS Department for a Firefighter / Paramedic. Applicants must, at a minimum, have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Massachusetts Driver's License, Paramedic Certificate and be a non-smoker. The ideal candidate must be progressive in the Fire & EMS field, an MFA graduate, Firefighter I/II certified and possess othe...
City of Worcester Worcester Police Department Senior Animal Control Officer The Senior Animal Control Officer works under the direction of police officials assigned to the operations divisions of the Worcester Police Department. Will be responsible for the enforcement of all relevant state statutes and city ordinances as they relate to the control and regulation of animals within the City of Worce...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
SECURITY AGENT ARMED/UNARMED Full time Call 412-241-1404 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org...
New Franklin Civil Service Commission Minerva, 44657
Police Officer Notice is hereby given that the New Franklin Civil Service Commission will conduct an open examination for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. Full time benefits include, medical, dental, life, prescription coverage. An application must be completed and submitted to the City of New Franklin, Administration Office, by May 31, 2013 at 4:...
SECURITY OFFICER Searching for an energetic mature individual. PT Friday - Sunday 4PM - midnight. First responders and/or Security experience required. Apply @ 700 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Drug Free Workplace. www.plymouthharbor.org/careers.cfm Source: heraldtribune.monster.com...
Fire Chief South Davis Metro Fire Agency, servicing 95,000 with 5 stations, is seeking a full-time Fire Chief who will serve under the direction of the Board of Directors. Application and requirements are available at Station 81, 255 South 100 West, Bountiful, UT or www.sdmetrofire.org. Position closes June 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm. SDMFA is an EOE....
TOPEKA FIREFIGHTER ENTRY-LEVEL EXAMINATION SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 Full details and PRE-REGISTER ONLINE AT www.topeka.org "To Save Lives and Protect Property" CITY OF TOPEKA A Capital City Government Working for you...
Company Confidential UNIONTOWN, 15401
POLICE OFFICER City of Uniontown, Fayette County, PA. Qualified persons are invited to apply to the Uniontown Police Civil Service Commission to take competitive examinations leading to eligibility for appointment as Patrolman in the City of Uniontown, PA Police Department. An application form and details of the selection process may be obtained and submitted at the Municipal Building, 20 North Ga...
WCCC YOUNGWOOD, 15697
Law Enforcement & Homeland Security Westmoreland County Community College is seeking a full-time Coordinator/Law Enforcement & Homeland Security Programs to develop and implement training programs. Requires Associate degree in criminal justice, public administration, education or related field (bachelorâ€™s degree preferred); Act 120 general instructor certification, 10 yrs. law enforcement exp. i...
JAILER The San Patricio County Jailer seeks to fill full-time Jailer positions. Copy of a High School Diploma or G.E.D and valid Texas Driver’s License required. Experience preferred. Base salary is $2417.00/mo. Application mandatory, can obtained and submitted to the San Patricio County Personnel Dept., Courthouse, 400 W. Sinton B-11, Sinton, TX 78387, completed applications can also be emailed t...
ALARM DISPATCHER 4pm-mid shift Multitasking, typing and Customer service skills needed. Bilingual preferred. Alarm Installer Motivated self starter needed to run wire and install alarm devices. 1 yr experience. Burglar/Fire Alarm Tech Must Be licensed with at least 1yr exp. Commissioned Patrolman Must have Tx License as a Commissioned Security Officer. Overnight hours. Apply in person 4401 Kostory...
SECURITY GROUP LLC Beckley, 25801
Security Group Services, LLC is now taking applications for full / part time Security Officers, at our office located at 130 George St., Suite A, Beckley, WV. For more information on locations and qualifications, call: (304) 252-5440 Apply online at: www.securitygroupservicesllc.com This job listing brought to you by The Register Herald...
United Summit Center Laurel Valley, 26301
SECURITY GUARD - United Summit Center, seeks applicants for positions at Bridgeport unit to monitor activities to ensure the safety of staff and patients. In addition to the physical requirements, security officers must be able to act decisively in crises with people who may be or may quickly become openly hostile. Knowledge of psychiatric disorders, acceptable security procedures, and the people...
Company Confidential Northborough, MA, 01532
POLICE OFFICER EXAM TOWN OF NORTHBOROUGH The Northborough Police Department will hold a written examination for the position of full-time regular Police Officer on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Applicants must be a graduate of the Massachusetts MPTC Basic Recruit (800-hour) Academy and possess a Bachelors Degree or higher. See www.northboroughpd. com for details. AA/EEO...
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