Security Employment Information
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.
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.
Meriter Health Services, Inc. Madison
Meriter Hospital is a not-for-profit, 448-bed community hospital providing a wide-ranging scope of medical and surgical services. The Security Officer is responsible for providing an environment of safety and ensuring our visitors receive the best service. This position has a range of duties such as conducts patrols, investigates security concerns, and provides exceptional customer assistance. The...
PRESSLEY RIDGE Huntington, 25701
Night Watch Pressley Ridge in Morgantown, a private, non-profit residential treatment program serving youth, has immediate openings for a Full Time Night Watch. The Night Watch provides supervision of youth during sleeping hours, extra supervision/support for morning and bedtime activities, additional staff support in the event of crisis situations at night and secures the grounds at night. Must h...
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Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29403
Unarmed Security Officer needed. Must pass drug screen & b/grd chk. Pay $8.50 per hour. PT with possible FT available. If interested Call 803-290-1355 only call M-F . 8.30am-2pm...
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POLICE OFFICER CITY OF EASTPOINTE $42,981 - $61,834 Job description, minimum qualifications, and instructions are posted on our web site at: cityofeastpointe.net APPLICATION must be made through EMPCO. To schedule a test for this position, go to the web site https://www.empco.net/testing and follow the instructions. You must apply and pass the test by Monday, Mar. 17, 2014. EEO Steve M. Duchane Ci...
CHIEF OF POLICE POSITION FOR HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP BEAVER COUNTY The Township of Hopewell is conducting a search for the position of Chief of Police. Hopewell Township is a First Class Township located in Beaver County Pennsylvania with a population of 12,600 residents. The ideal candidates must be of the highest integrity and have a proven track record of proactive, hands-on, participative management...
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School Resource Officer Allegheny Twp, Westmoreland Co. Kiski Area School District The Board of Supervisors of Alle- gheny Twp, is accepting applications for the full-time position of School Resource Officer. This position will be a specialty detail within the ATPD and will primarily serve the Kiski Area School District at its Secondary campus as well as provide SRO duties at its primary buildings...
AlliedBarton the 'Largest American Owned Security Company is now hiring for: Expd Licensed Unarmed Security Officers For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www. jobs.alliedbarton.com Walk-in interviews will be held Monday, March 3rd from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. At 1255 Lynnfield, Ste. 123, Memphis, TN 38119 Please apply online first. Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential ABBEVILLE, GA, 31001
PATROL OFFICER The City of Abbeville Police Department is accepting applications for a Full-time and Part-time Patrol Officer. The successful candidates should have strong work ethics, excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as superior interpersonal skills. Candidates must have a current Georgia Post Law Enforcement certification, valid Georgia drivers license with a good drivi...
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43232
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Cimarron Correctional Facility Cushing, 74023
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Security OPEN HOUSE HIRING EVENT March 4 & 5, 2014 9AM - 3PM On-the-Spot Interviews at: DUNBAR ARMORED 4500 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 Call 773-276-6700 to inquire. Driver/Guard Trainees FT/PT Hours. $10.75/hr, $11.25/hr w/gun permit. Paid training, vacation, safety bonus & 401k. Uniforms & firearm supplied. Min 21 yrs old, driver's license w/3 yrs driving exp. Able to obtain gun permit & u...
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Company Confidential TOPEKA, KS, 66614
Securitas Security Services is hiring for Security Officers in Topeka. Hiring both FT & PT officers. Must have a High School Diploma or GED, pass a pre-employment drug test and criminal background check. Please apply online at www.securitasjobs.com Select the Topeka location. EOE M/F/D/V...
Securitas is seeking Temporary Security workers in the Moberly, MO. area for both Full-Time and Part-Time hours for the month of April. Read the requirements below and APPLY NOW for immediate consideration. Job Requirements H. S. diploma or GED/HSE 18 years of age or older Some experience working with the public in a service setting Must complete a background check & drug screen Can work a flexibl...
Potomac Highlands Regional Jail in Augusta, WV is hiring motivated and dependable individuals to fill open positions of Correctional Officer I and Correctional Officer II. Minimum qualifications. Must be at least 18 years old. Paid on-site training. Employee benefits include: medical, vision, dental, life insurance, annual and sick leave, holiday pay, retirement/401k and college tuition reimbursem...
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