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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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$30,000 Paid Vacations Paid Holiday Health & Welfare Quality Investigations is adding to our team in Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and West Memphis for the Federal Protective Services for the state of Arkansas. PROTECTIVE SECURITY OFFICERS Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or General Education Certificate (GED). Some college is preferred bu...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern sections of the United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sp...
Be HomeGoods Happy. HomeGoods offers an exciting and rapidly changing selection of home décor merchandise, including giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories and seasonal merchandise at great values. It's where highly motivated professionals turn for outstanding and unique experiences in a very creative and supportive environment. It's also where you will find success and ...
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 ...
Grinder Precision A About the Business Unit Crane Aerospace & Electronics combines the experience of long-time industry leaders to supply critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. Our products are found in some of the most demanding environments, from engines to landing gear, from satellites to medical implants, and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems. We are co...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Senior Buyer in Lynnwood, WA to join our high performing Supply Chain Management Team. If you thrive in a fast paced production environment and are adept in technical interactions with engineering and production teams, please read on! The Sr. Buyer is responsible for purchasing commodities (classified as moderate to high with regard to material d...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
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...
The Town of Wakita is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer Qualifications: - Must be at least 21 years of age, Must live in Wakita, Must be CLEET certified. Must have high school diploma or GED, Clear criminal background, Possess a valid OK driver's license If prior military, provide DD form 214, Provide 3 character references. The starting salary is negotiable based on experi...
CENTRAL DISPATCH CENTER DIRECTOR. Newton County is seeking applicants for a Director of the Newton County Dispatch Center. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience including budgeting, supervision, regulations and reports. Reside within a thirty minute drive of Neosho, Mo. and be available for 24 hour call. Applications are available in the Newton County Clerk's Office or can be downloaded from t...
Metro One Will be having a open house on Tuesday 11/18/14 and Wednesday 11/19/14 both days will be from 10am-4pm at the following location: Embassy Suites Newark Conference Room 654 South College Avenue Newark, Delaware, 19713 For a appointment please contact Joe Lawson @ 215-384-3701 or apply though the ad It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join...
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...
ADT & MONITRONICS ALARM SERVICES TELEMARKETING/LEAD GENERATION/SALES *BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE PERFORMED TELEMARKETERS: Work from home. Auto Dialer on-line provided, all automatic. Headset, Computer, Internet Service required. Contacting Homeowners, using base script, setting appointment for Sales Reps. Base Pay + Bonuses, depending upon experience. Tues-Saturday FullTime LEAD GENERATION: ...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking an Industrial Security Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support programs in Fairfax and Chantilly, VA. The successful candidate will be the Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) for Intelligence Community Programs. This includes performing security tasks in accordance with establi...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking a IS Sector Security West OneBadge Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA. Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge... Roles and Responsibilities: • Produces employee and guest badges, identification cards, and security reader cards. • Maintains all ...
Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and reports security iss...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and...
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...

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