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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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Sumter County Government Correctional Institute SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER CORRECTIONAL OFFICER The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Correctional Officer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to supervising inmates, observing inmates conduct...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Security Guard for our NW Houston, TX client for a Direct Hire opportunity. Duties: Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion Ensure security of doors, windows and gates Set alarms of all buildings once all personnel have left Call police or fire department in cases of emergency such as fire or prese...
Police Officer POLICE OFFICER Lower Merion Police Department Montgomery County Recruiting for Probationary Police Officer. See our Website for additional information: or call 610-645-6250...
ABOUT THE COMPANY Founded in 1988, First Cash Financial Services, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer and provider of consumer financial services. Our pawn stores make small loans secured by pledged personal property and retail a wide variety of jewelry, electronics, tools and other merchandise. The Company's short-term loan locations provide various combinations of financial services products, i...
City of Bloomington Full-time Positions The City is currently accepting applications for a Community Development Director and Grants Coordinator & numerous Seasonal Positions. For more information and applications visit or come to Human Resources at City Hall, 109 E. Olive Street. The City of Bloomington is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
Description DISH Network is an innovative industry leader distinguished by its pioneering spirit. Ever since our establishment in 1980, we’ve been the ideal workplace for people with adventurous spirit and creativity, who are smart risk takers and aggressive winners - all those for whom the status quo just isn’t enough. Our Fortune 200 Company continues to define the curve in television entertainm...
CHIEF OF POLICE North Belle Vernon Borough is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. Interested parties are to send resume to: Borough of North Belle Vernon, 503 Speer St., N. Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Resumes must be received on or before May 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m....
Part time clerical position. Payroll/AP experience. $15.65/hr. *****...
Job Summary: This position is under the direction of the Security Supervisor or Assistant Security Supervisor and is responsible for carrying out line level security duties on assigned Alpha properties. This includes but is not limited to access control, use of company radios, monitoring of cameras, patrol and refinery duties. Officers must maintain a professional security presence at all times. P...
Francis Mine, 26431
security guard position open at local auto auction. Must be available for flexible hours. Involves dispatching drivers and monitoring all facility conditions, vehicles, property and equipment. E-mail resumes to ***** or apply at Mountain State Auto Auction, Exit 125 off I-79, Tues-Sun. This job listing brought to you by The Times-West Virginian...
Sharon, 16146
Part time Firefighters needed @ City of Sharon in Western Pennsylvania. Must be PA Firefighter 1, OH 120 or equivalent. Send resume and certification to ***** or mail to: HR, 155 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146. This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Waukesha, 53188
Police Deputy Sheriff Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is establishing a one year eligibility list for Deputy Sheriff Positions. 2014 salary range: $21.75 - $31.28 per hour plus an excellent benefit package. Consideration may be granted for previous law enforcement experience. Requirements: high school diploma or GED; 60 semester credits of post high school education or an Associates Degree; m...
Oklahoma City, 73118
Guardsmark Unarmed $10 per hour Now Hiring for first & second shifts in OKC & Edmond. Good benefits, CLEET preferred, minimum age 21. Apply at 4801 N. Classsen Blvd #139, OKC Mon- Fri 9-4 This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
Company Confidential Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Security Operations Manager A preeminent and highly respected security, personal/executive protection, and investigation company, with clients throughout the United States and worldwide, is seeking a highly motivated individual who possesses superior command/interpersonal skills, positive work ethic for oversight of security team(s) within the Los Angeles area as well as a percentage of responsibi...
For more than 60 years, HVL/Douglas Laboratories (a subsidiary of Atrium Innovations) has been a worldwide leader in the innovation, formulation, production and commercialization of science-based and professionally endorsed products for the Health & Nutrition industry. We are currently seeking aProduction Supervisor. This is a tremendous opportunity to support a fast-paced, well-established leader...
Established company located in Livermore, CA is seeking an experienced security guard. The schedule is Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. Candidates must have 1-2 years previous experience and a valid security guard. This is a high profile company, the job location is in Livermore. Position consist of a lot of walking. All candidates considered bust be okay patrolling area by foot. May be also answering...
Accepting Applications Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm for Collier County Area Naples, Marco Island Areas 1919 Courtney Drive, Suite 7, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Looking for Class D Security Officers for ALL shifts!! Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. • Be eligible to work in the United States. • Have a friendly & professional demeanor with visible Customer Service skills. • Have good written & verbal...
Accepting Applications Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm for Collier County Area Naples, Marco Island Areas, South Seas 1919 Courtney Drive, Suite 7, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Looking for Class D Security Officers for ALL shifts!! Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. • Be eligible to work in the United States. • Have a friendly & professional demeanor with visible Customer Service skills. • Have good writt...
Job Fair Date: Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th Location: Holiday Inn - Dedham 55 Ariadne Rd, Dedham, MA Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. May 8th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on May 9th Neiman Marcus Last Call currently has full time and part-time sales associate, loss prevention, receiving openings in our Dedham location. We are looking for candidates who can work a flexible schedule including weekend...
Overview: As a Retail Security Detective, you will protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment and monitor and enforce Associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. You will be responsible for promoting shortage prevention and awareness and conducting audits. In addition, you will work to detect and apprehend shoplifters and other customers who com...
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