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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 Protective Srv Firefighter The Destin Fire Control District has an opening for the position of Firefighter. Applicants must be Florida State Certified. Applications are due Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm cst. Applications may be obtained at the Main Station, 848 Airport Road, Destin, FL or from our web site www.destinfire.com. For more information, call (850) 837-8413. EOE. Web ID...
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....
University of Notre Dame Assistant Chief of Fire Protection, Design & Maintenance The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Assistant Chief of Fire Protection, Design & Maintenance. The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic University, and one of the nation's top institutions of higher learning, is accepting applications for an Assistant Chief of Fire Protection, Design...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
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....
Job Description: Raytheon IIS is looking for an individual to join the Cyber Security Engineering team for Cyber Security positions in Information Assurance. Typical responsibilities include: Providing security engineering support for technical implementation of security solutions comprised of COTS as well as custom products Preparing documentation to support Assessment & Authorization activities...
Job Description: NOTE: This position is being posted as a E04/E05 Grade Level position. The grade level will be determined based on the candidates's work and skill level experience. Volpe Center Information Assurance Analyst: Performs information system security assessments for the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center as well as other Department of Transportation agencies. Security assessm...
Short Project Description: Need a CSO (Chief Security Officer) for 5 weeks to do a security assessment, and will likely have a change request for an additional 3-6 months follow-up work. Required Skills: Ability to manage the security and risk management group for our customer. Set strategy and execute that strategy to protect customer's information assets in a cost-effective manner. Experience in...
With over 45 years in the industry, SSD Systems has grown to become one of the largest and most respected providers of integrated security and fire solutions in the U.S. We have built a strong reputation in the industry for technical expertise and service. Our company continues to grow by focusing on customer service excellence and leading technology. About the Opportunity We are seeking experienc...
We are currently seeking Armed/Unarmed Security Guards for multiple posts in San Diego and Orange county area. How ever we also have an event coming up in San Diego, CA where we will need to hire over 80 unarmed guards for the dates of October 10th through October 21st. Please either contact me via email or at the office # listed below at your earliest convenience for event details and submit your...
Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry by performing the following duties. Applicant must be able to work nights and weekends. Applicant must have a working cell phone. 5 positions available. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of Duarte Facility....
Talon Protection Group, LLC (TPG) is looking for dedicated, licensed, commission/non-commissioned, customer oriented and career minded Security Officers to join our company. We believe that diversity within the workplace contributes to the success of the Company and client satisfaction.​READY FOR A BETTER OPPORTUNITY AS A SECURITY OFFICER?:​Talon Protection Group, LLC (TPG) is an Equal Opportunit...
Community Education Centers (CEC) is a leading provider of residential and outpatient community corrections programs. Working in over 100 locations across the U.S., we provide a foundation of support to change addictive and criminal behaviors and effectively prepare our residents for community reintegration. With programming that encompass assessment, drug and alcohol education, and education serv...
CSR is the preeminent space launch range technical services provider. Since 1988 CSR has provided the United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing an exclusive commitment to deliver technical and support services essential to Eastern Range operations at Cape Canaveral, Antigua Auxiliary Air Station and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field. CSR provides technical services required for the safe and timely lau...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) Security Guards Advancement Opportunities SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services), the nation's only specialty services company dedicated solely to providing security services to government agencies and contractors that require regulated services, is currently searching for FT and PT Security Guards fo...
Company Overview: The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions, and home health services, meet a range of customer n...
Company Confidential Troy, MI, 48084
Troy based alarm company seeks Central Station Alarm Dispatchers for positions in a Security Call/Monitoring Center. Customer service, multi-line telephone and computer experience is required. Qualified applicants must be accurate, dependable, on time, detail-oriented, professional and able to maintain composure in a very fast-paced environment. Data entry experience is a plus! Must pass a strict...
Company Confidential Lynbrook, NY, 11563
We are a prominent and full-service investigation firm who is seeking PART-TIME surveillance investigators for the following areas: - NY Metro area - Middletown, NY - Syracuse, NY The investigators will be responsible for handling insurance related claims. This is a unique opportunity to work for a fast growing, innovative business. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: · Conduct stationary and mobil...
COURT SECURITY OFFICER SHARED POSITION MVM, Inc., a growing security government contractor, has a vacancy for a shared Court Security Officer (CSO) to work in the District of Utah at our Salt Lake City, UTsite. Standard schedule is working minimum of 20 hours a week. Position requires being available and flexible to accommodate unplanned security schedules up to 40 hours/week. The primary role of...
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