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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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City of Seabrook Department: Public Safety Police Officer – Entry Level FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Essential Personnel Grade: 9 JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, undergo assigned basic training instruction and assigned field training in a police vehicle on patrol. Undergo instruction with participation in the enforcement, detection and crime prevention under the laws of the City, State, an...
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...
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...
GlobalOptions, an international investigative firm servicing the insurance, government, and legal communities is currently seeking an experienced surveillance and general claims investigator to join our team. We perform surveillance, activity checks, and background investigations on worker's compensation, auto liability, general liability, and long and short term disability claims. Assignments wil...
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 Oklahoma at our Oklahoma City, OK site. 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 r...
“Providing Protection with Pride since 1971" Join A Winning Team! Since it's inception, 50 State Security has led the industry in South Florida. Through hard work and perseverance we have grown into a company equipped for the 21st century. By integrating manpower and advanced technology, we provide world class service to some of the best companies in South Florida. As a leading provider to multi...
The desire to serve your community manifests itself in many forms. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) hires only corrections officers who feel a strong sense of pride in their ability to provide order and stability to incarcerated offenders. Corrections officers look at their chosen career path as an avenue to a well respected profession that provides long term job security and tremendous res...
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Bank equipment company is seeking a self-motivated and qualified candidate for the position of Service Technician. We are looking for a Tech with 2-5 years experience who meets the following criteria: ▪Service & Repair of Air-tube Systems, Electrical/Mechanical Combination Lock Service ▪Alarm/CCTV & Access Control (Experience Required) ▪Highly Motivated with a Positive Attitude ▪Clean Driving ...
Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services Inc., the largest Security provider in the world is currently hiring for Unarmed Security Officers for the Brunswick Nuclear Plant located at the Duke Energy-Progress Nuclear Facility in the Brunswick County area of Southport, NC. If you enjoy working in a physically demanding, professional environment, have excellent customer service skills and are dedic...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA. Manufacturing Engineer Position Overview: Apply knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrate, and improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work to refine product designs to increase product manufacturability and cost effectiveness. Performs a variety of ...
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...
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...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an exciting career opportunity in for Manufacturing Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA. Job Overview: Apply knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrate, and improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work to refine product designs to increase product manufacturability and cost effectiveness. Performs a variety of complic...
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...
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...

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