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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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Midland, 79707
General Finley Investigations & Security (Lic# C09211) Hiring Now! Full-time Security Guards Growing Company. Retirees Welcome. Safe environment. We will train. Starting pay $10-$12 per hour. 432-561-5660 tomfinley@ oilfieldsecurity .com 7500 N CR 1294 Midland, TX 79707...
1. Prepares, reviews, updates and coordinates a variety of emergency and disaster plans, policies and procedures. 2. Participates and coordinates all agency planning efforts relating to transit security in the region. 3. Works closely with internal and external partners to develop and coordinate emergency plans and project initiatives. 4. Develops and recommends emergency management procedures and...
Manufacturer in NW Houston is seeking a worker for the combo position night quality control, safety watch and security. Candidate must be able to speak Spanish. Responsibilities will be to ensure employees are punching in and out correctly (not punching in for others, punching in/out when shift begins/ends), watching for employee theft, ensuring employees are following QC protocols and are wearing...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
SUMMARY Provide technical support for Control Center systems; function as lead employee in the Control Center providing training, direction and back up for Control Center Agents – including filling open shifts that may arise due to illness, vacation or attrition. Systems specified, managed and monitored by this position are geographically dispersed throughout the United States and commercial facil...
SUMMARY To handle routine and emergency calls from within and outside of Stephens, and to dispatch the appropriate personnel. Monitors safety, security and other systems associated with Stephens. Operates, monitors and maintains access control systems. Must be able to work multiple shifts, variable shifts, weekends, holidays, etc. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Acts as central dispatch for...
Peoria County Sheriff's Office Records Manager Peoria, IL This is a responsible supervisory position in which requires confidentiality and the capability to: assume authority, act responsibly, work independently with minimal supervision, make decisions relative to the position and manage multiple assignments simultaneously. Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent. Three to four years exper...
PROBATIONARY POLICE OFFICER EXAMINATION, EAST PEORIA, IL. The board of Fire & Police Commission will conduct examinations for the position of Probationary Police Officer. Applications will be available Monday, March 24, 2014 at the City Clerks Office, 100 South Main St. East Peoria, II 61611 or downloaded from the City Of East Peoria Website at www.eastpeoriapolice.com All Applications must be com...
RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING COORDINATOR WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT The Charter Township of White Lake is accepting applications for a Fire Department Recruitment and Training Coordinator. Exp. in municipal fire and emergency services and training in fire and emergency services preferred. Applications and qualifications are available at www.whitelaketwp.com or at the White Lake Township Clerk...
Talk about value.T.J. Maxx is where you'll find it. T.J. Maxx, together with Marshalls, forms the Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. T.J. Maxx offers brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions, womens shoes, and lingerie, and emphasizes accessories and fine jewelry, at prices 20% - 60% below department and specialty store regular prices!...
Talk about value.T.J. Maxx is where you'll find it. T.J. Maxx, together with Marshalls, forms the Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. T.J. Maxx offers brand name family apparel, giftware, home fashions, womens shoes, and lingerie, and emphasizes accessories and fine jewelry, at prices 20% - 60% below department and specialty store regular prices!...
Middleton, 53562
POLICE OFFICER $53,638 - $66,273 www.MiddletonPD.com Middleton Police Department 7341 Donna Drive Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 824-7305 ***** View newspaper ad madison.com 281541...
TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT Texas children need you. If you're looking for a rewarding career with growth potential, consider a position at the Gainesville State School. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department provides the training you need, plus the security and benefits of a state job. Call TJJD for more information or log on www.tjjd.texas.gov. Make a difference in a child's life and your o...
DECATUR, 35601
Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield operations through circulation control, providing area security, conducting prisoner of war operations, supervising civilian internee operations, and carrying out law and order operations. MPs also support...
ENTERPRISE, 36330
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Assuming those words come from a Army National Guard Imagery Analyst, those words could protect the lives of U.S. personnel in the field. National Guard Imagery Analysts provide information about enemy forces and potential battle areas to leadership. This information is absolutely necessary to plan for our national defense. In this role, you will...
EUFAULA, 36072
As an Army National Guard Intelligence Analyst, you will play a key role in the interpretation and exploitation of intelligence gathered from or about the enemy. Intelligence Analysts provide Army personnel with information about enemy forces and potential battle areas, and use information derived from all intelligence disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and pr...
FAIRHOPE, 36532
Looking for a law enforcement career? The Army National Guard is looking for dedicated team members to serve their community, state, and nation as Military Police (MPs). MPs support battlefield operations through circulation control, providing area security, conducting prisoner of war operations, supervising civilian internee operations, and carrying out law and order operations. MPs also support...
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