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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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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 Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocke...
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: Macy's Furniture Distribution Center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Security Associate positions. Some benefits of working in this world-class operation include: Opportunity to work with the latest in material handling and warehouse management systems technology Very stable, well-known, and well-respected brands (Macy's and Bloomingdale's) Opportunity ...
The Locksmith, under the supervision of the Security Systems Coordinator, provides access control and locksmith services to the hospital. Duties may include operation and maintenance of minor electrical equipment connections, the fabrication of metal brackets, welding, and other duties required to achieve the department's mission. (EK) Job Qualifications:EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diplo...
SECURITY OFFICERS (ON-THE-SPOT INTERVIEWS) MANY, MANY, MANY POSITIONS TO FILL--MUST BE AVAILABLE TO START IMMEDIATELY SEEKING ENTRY LEVEL & EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL For more information, please call: 713-528-5800 Where: 2500 Wilcrest Drive Suite 110 Houston, TX 77042 When: Interview Monday thru Friday (No Appointment Necessary) Time: 8:00am -- 3:00pm (All interviews Must Have Completed Applicat...
Security Schedule: Part-Time Nights 10PM to 6:30AM, Works 7 shifts Tuesday-Monday, Off 7 shifts. Position located at Peterson Meadows, A Wesley Willows Community 6401 Newburg Road Rockford, IL 61108 Wesley Willows provides a warm, friendly atmosphere with a competitive benefits package and pay rates. Wesley Willows is an Equal Opportunity Employer QUALIFICATIONS: Wesley Willows Corporation,...
“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...
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 Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention Detective position. Key Accountabilities: Communicate suspicious activity to Security Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: Prior retail security experience preferred Ability to adapt to possible stressful si...
Description Overview: The Flex Team Retail Door Guard schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning extra money and enjoying a retail discount of up to 20%. If you have a flexible availability and think that you would enjoy a fast-paced retail environment, t...
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: Macy's state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Security Associate positions. Some benefits of working in this world-class operation include: Opportunity to work with the latest in material handling and warehouse management systems technology Very stable, well-known, and well-respected brands (Macy's and Bloo...
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...
SECURITY OFFICERS (ON-THE-SPOT INTERVIEWS) MANY, MANY, MANY POSITIONS TO FILL--MUST BE AVAILABLE TO START IMMEDIATELY SEEKING ENTRY LEVEL & EXPERIENCED PERSONNEL For more information, please call: 210.625.8635 Where: 6800 Park Ten Blvd. Building North Suite 109 San Antonio, TX 78213 When: Interview Monday thru Friday (No Appointment Necessary) Time: 8:00am -- 3:00pm (All interviews Must Have...
Job Description: Stable and growing company in the logistics industry is looking for a friendly, customer service oriented Receptionist. This person will be responsible for: *Greeting clients *Answering and transferring calls using multi lines phones *Light Administrative work, filing, copying, faxing, scanning *Calendar management *Preparing reports *Ordering office supplies Great benefi...
It is an exciting time for ODS Security Solutions as we embark on a “Journey to Excellence”. We strive to be the employer of choice in our industry by creating a work environment that rewards, recognizes and compensates our employees for outstanding performance and a commitment to customer service. It is our goal to hire and develop people who live by the same core values as we do. ODS Security S...
Company Confidential Nashville, TN
Long established, locally owned Nashville based burglar and fire alarm installation company seeking an individual as an installer/technician. Applicant must pass criminal background check and drug test plus driving record will be checked. References will be contacted. Applicant must have at least one year experience in the low voltage industry: security, cable, phone or audio/video. Pay will be a...
North American Security is looking for 10 Security Site Supervisors for positions on a Government Contract (DIA) in Maryland and Virginia. The following requirements apply for all position: Must be a United States citizen and possess a valid Social Security card Must have TS/SCI Clearance Must be at least 21 years of age Possess a bachelor's degree (Preferred) Possess all necessary state and...
Police Officer-Full Time The Hollis Police Department is accepting applications with resumes for the position of Full Time Police Officer. Deadline for submission is 10/6/14. Minimum qualifications are United States Citizen, high school diploma or equivalent, and the ability to pass written physical agility and assessment tests, in addition to an extensive background check. Salary range is $44,40...

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