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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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Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Part-time positions for ARMED security officers are available in Jericho and Williston, Vermont. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals acros...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER I - Long Term Career Opportunity - $14.67 to $17.83 per hour The Shasta Area Safety Communications Agency (SHASCOM911) is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher I. SHASCOM911 receives emergency 9-1-1 calls and dispatches for the Anderson Police Department, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, and for the City of Redding Police, Fire, and EMS. We...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...
Account Manager Position is located in Jupiter, FL Apply online (directly to) & include Resume’ www.scisjobs.com Select Position Supervisor ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, a...
Security Officer Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Full-time and part-time positions for security officers are available in Burlington and Vergennes, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, empl...
Control Center Operator Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals across the...
It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work at a Distribution Center located i...
GUARDSMARK, LLC is seeking adynamic SECURITY MANAGER to run our Vermont Office and oversee contract security services being provided to our prestigious clients. If you work well independently, are looking for a challenge and enjoy helping people, this may be the right career path for you. Guardsmarkis an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as secur...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
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....
Experienced, overnight, D & G licensed security officer needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens. Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent compu...
Are you detail-oriented, creative, and technically skilled at Engineering design and development? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your excellent Engineering skills to design, improve, and deliver the next generation of products in the aerospace and electronics Industry! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at a optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supp...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Second Shift Technician III in Lynnwood, WA. As a Technician III, you will be responsible for testing, inspecting, repairing, and modifying electronic components, electro-mechanical assemblies, parts, equipment, and systems in an Aerospace Repair Station. Technician III Responsibilities : Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, bluepri...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. POSITION SUMMARY: Senior staff level position established to assist management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including: Learning, promoting and up...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at an optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics sup...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Test Engineering Supervisor in Burbank, CA to join our high performing Hardware Design Verification Test Team. If you possess leadership ability, are technically skilled in electronics test and manufacturing environments, and wish to be part of a world-class organization, please read on! As our next Test Engineering Supervisor you will work as part of a...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, WA is seeking a Metal Fabrication Specialist on Second Shift. Do you enjoy working in a fast paced production environment that takes pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Crane Aerospace and Electronics is looking for you to help make a difference! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aer...

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