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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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UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS wanted in Joliet area. Must have PERC card. FT & PT avail. Email resume to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Sumter County Government SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Position Vacancy Sumter County Fire Department FIREFIGHTER The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Full-Time Firefighter. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and education/experience and according to the Sumter County Classification and Compensation Plan. This pos...
JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER Sumter Youth Development Campus is accepting applications along with COMPASS test scores on a daily basis for the position of Juvenile Correctional Officer 1. Applications and COMPASS Test Scores may be faxed to 229/931-2894, delivered or mailed to 300 McMath Mill Road/Americus, GA 31719 The following documents are required if recommended for hire: • Valid Georgia Dri...
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North State Security, Inc . Seeks help for uniformed positions in the Orland area. Minimum pay of $9.65/hr. F/T & P/T positions. Must be available weekends & nights. Guard Card a plus, but not a requirement for hire. Call 243-0295 to apply. This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
Description of Duties: The primary job responsibilities of an Executive Protection Detail Member are the safety and personal security of the Company CEO and his immediate family members. These duties include but are not limited to, threat assessment, monitoring of security systems, preplanning activities for regular and special events, coordination with various service providers, and providing clo...
-L4 Mechanic SUMMARY: Ensure timely completion of a quality product for an assigned function area. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties include the following items: Ensure all tasks are promptly completed in compliance with federal regulations, customer guidelines and company policies. Monitor and correct routine and non-routine labor hours prior to exceeding allotted estimated hours....
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. The Office Manager is responsible for supervising a large security staff at numerous retail locations. The Office Manager must maint...
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 a qualified Security Site Manager to work in a Warehouse/Distribution...
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 Warehouse/Distribution sites locat...
Applicants should go to our website to see if they meet our qualifications. Employees will conduct security at a variety of locations. Pay will be based on education and experience. Great potential for advancement....
Warden This position is responsible for the safe operation of the County’s adult and juvenile detention facilities. Responsibilities include facility security, transporting of inmates, maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations; inmate food services, inmate health programs, inmate educational programs, and alternative sentencing programs. The Warden at times will also be responsible fo...
Location San Antonio, Texas Job Description Candidates must possess a Secret government clearance The Candidate will provide contracting support services for all phases of acquisition cycle, including development, award, management, and measurement of contracting actions, including contract closeout. Request for Proposal (RFP) development, evaluation, business analysis and recommendations, cost-pr...
Location San Antonio, Texas Candidates must possess a Secret government clearance Job Description The Candidate will provide program management and execution support. The Candidate will be expected to assist the government in the management and oversight of Title I and Title II programs The Candidate will perform in-depth requirements analyses and assist in the preparation of program budgets analy...
This position is primarily responsible for the development and administration of information systems and security procedures for Raytheon Special Program customer information systems and networks supporting the DoD. The candidate will also be responsible for ensuring Information System compliance throughout the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Business and may support multiple IDS Business Centers...
Are you a self-promoter? Do you plan and organize well? Can you handle pressure? Can you work with opposite personalities? Are you encouraged by setbacks/challenges? Are you competitive? Are you patient? Are you optimistic? Can you handle criticism well? Are you decisive? We achieve success in meeting our clients marketing, sales, customer service and customer acquisition goals by creating a cultu...
Engineering Experience? BAE Systems is supporting several opportunities in the Sierra Vista, AZ area for Engineers and other IT Services. BAE plans to extend contingent offers for Engineers and IT professionals to be hired for the upcoming opportunities. Please submit your resume if you would like to hear more about opportunities as they become available. Required Education: Bachelors and 2+ year(...
Program Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities for all projects and Task Orders on a large IDIQ contract. Ensures all program and project goals are accomplished and in line with the Defense Solutions business objectives. Program Manager is accountable for all aspects of assigned programs execution with particular emphasis on workload asignments and customer sat...
Review contract purchase requests, subcontract invoices, posting of actual, ODC's and travel. Determine project financial direction and inform PM of potential cost overruns and requirements for realignments. Coordinate the base lining of schedules and budgets and maintain internal reports. Monitor issues such as revenue, profit, and small business goals. Establish guidelines for procedures such as...
The contractor shall provide geospatial analysis services. The contractor shall be responsible for providing all support services and products required to complete the detailed description of work and responsibilities. The contractor shall extract and/or acquire geospatial information, derivative information and multi-INT data for analysis and visualization to solve problems and enhance the knowle...
Overview: As an Assistant Loss Prevention Supervisor, you will support My Macy's and assist the Loss Prevention Manager to ensure that our store operates efficiently and achieves our shortage goals. Your scope of responsibility will include protecting Company assets, managing Loss Prevention payroll expense, supervising Loss Prevention team and directing shortage initiatives, investigations and su...
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