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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.

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...
The City of East Moline Fire & Police Commission will conduct examinations to create Police Officers Eligibility List. An Agility Test is scheduled for 8:00am, Sat. October 18, followed by a written test at United Township High School, 1275 Avenue of Cities, East Moline, Illinois. Visit www.eastmoline.com for application packet and agility test information. Application packets are also available a...
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the Emergency Management Program and Emergency Preparedness as well as the Security Program. Maintains knowledge and expertise in emergency management programs and policies. Plans and implements emergency preparedness drills and exercises with hospital, city, county, regional, and state representatives. Maintains and updates resource materials associat...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Senior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Junior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
POLICE OFFICER The Town of South Palm Beach Police Department is accepting applications for One (1) Police Officer position. Applicants must meet all statutory requirements for employment as a Police Officer in the State of Florida. Experience preferred. Salary will be $43,500 to $45,500, based on experience. Applications can be obtained online at: www.southpalmbeach.com Deadline is Spetember ...
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Civilian Manager (Administrator I) (VA316) – F/T in the University Police. Will have administrative oversight over the Dispatch Center, the Live Scan Program, Card Access, budget, and payroll, travel, and human resources for the University Police Department. Requires a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field and three years management experience or equivalent combination of educat...
Cooke County has an opening for Deputy Sheriff - Patrol. This position will patrol county roadways and assist citizens in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Respond to calls for service as directed, perform traffic enforcement duties, issue warning tickets and citations as necessary, direct traffic, respond to traffic accidents, and perform DWI enforcement. Complete offense and incident ...
Police Officer University Police and Safety Office The University Police & Safety Office Department is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. Come work in a positive, progressive, educational and community oriented policing environment. We seek applicants who are committed to working with and mentoring young adults, are good role-models, and who seek opportunities to build positive...
POLICE OFFICER BOROUGH OF FRANKLIN PARK Franklin Park has a FT position w/starting salary of $59,371 plus benefits. Minimum requirements include: Must be at least 21 yrs of age, PA Act 120 Certified & 2 yrs Law Enforcement experience or min. 2 yrs college w/min. 60 credits. Additional info & application must be picked up in person at the Franklin Park Police Department, 2344 West Ingomar Rd, Pgh...
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...
Description Overview: Macy's Logistics & Operations Distribution Center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Seasonal FT/PT Security Associate positions. This posistion will last until January 2015. There is a posibility the position may beome permanent. Completion of reports; i.e., inbound/outbound trailer logs, common carrier logs, discrepancy reports. Maintain access control of...
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: Bloomingdale's is seeking a security professional to join our team. As a Bloomingdale's Loss Prevention Officer / Store Detective you are responsible for protecting the assets and people of your location. Our Loss Prevention training program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to do the job while you grow in responsibility. Each detective is charged with maintaini...
Description Overview: The Loss Prevention Specialist's primarily responsible is to assist in the protection of our company assets, and providing a high level of customer service. These include, but are not limited to, our employees, customers, property, merchandise, and money. The LP Specialist prevents unauthorized removal of merchandise through the perimeter exits. Additionally they must ensur...
Job Description This is a FullTime position in Chattanooga, TN Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employi...
Security Jop Joliet (OPEN HOUSE) (Joliet ) © craigslist - Map data © OpenStreetMap (google map) (yahoo map) compensation: $9.50 OPEN HOUSE AT Hampton Inn Joliet off of I-55 3555 Mall Loop Drive. Open House Hours are Wednesday the 24th from 10am-6pm. Distribution Center Security (Joliet ) Pays $9.50 It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro O...
Company: Yoh Associate Principal Specialist - Surveillance needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Wilmington, DE. What You'll Be Doing: - Lead scientific, technical or drug safety surveillance activities for a project, group of products, systems or processes across the US region. - Represent the Region externally where required. - May lead a group of Patient Safety col...
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...
Are you detail-oriented, creative, and technically skilled at Engineering design and development? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your excellent Engineering skills to design, improve, and deliver the next generation of products in the aerospace and electronics Industry! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...

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