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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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Fire FiGhTer/MEDIC The Township of Brownstown is seeking qualified applicants for the creation of an eligibility list for the position of Full time Firefighter/Medic. Applicants must be 18 years or older, High School Graduate or equivalent, possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License with excellent driving record. Must present at time of application the following pieces of documentation: State of Mi...
NUCLEAR SECURITY OFFICER Securitas Security Services USA is hiring unarmed nuclear security supervisors for a temporary assignment. Wage is in the $15/hr. range. HSD or GED and valid driver's license with good driving record are required as well as supervisory experience, law enforcement and/or military experience. Must be able to pass an extensive background check and drug screen. Apply online at...
Community Supervision Officer The San Patricio County CSCD is accepting applications for the position of Community Supervision (Adult Probation) Officer. Applicants shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related fields. Beginning salary is $2,575.00/month. Applications are available online at: www.sanpatriciocscd.com or in person. Applicants may submit their r...
NOW HIRING All Qualified Applicants for the Position of Correctional Officer II Lieber Correctional Institution Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age, High School Diploma or GED, No Criminal Record, Must possess a Valid Current Driver’s License. If offered employment, you must pass a physical examination. WORK SCHEDULE: 12 Hour Shift (No Rotation), 2 weekends off per month...
Patrols the City to enforce law and order. Must have a Texas Peace Officer's license and no felony convictions. Beginning hourly wage of $16.47 plus incentives. Complete benefits package offered. Contact Personnel Dept., City Hall, 901 Broadway, Plainview, TX 79072. (806) 296-1139. EEO. ADA. www.plainviewtx.org. is accepting applications for Police Patrol Officer...
WORK WITH THE PGA TOUR! CSC, the leader in crowd management, is now hiring Part-time Staff for The Players at TPC Sawgrass, summer concerts and the 2014 NCAA football season. Set your own schedule and earn extra money while gaining valuable experience working local sports & entertainment events. Florida Class D security license is preferred but we will train. Must be at least 18. EOE. FL Lic #BB95...
SECURITY SERVICES Dunbar Armored San Antonio, Texas To Apply See Below Driver/Guards JOB FAIR! Tues April 8, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm To be held at: Holiday Inn Int'l Airport 77 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 On-the-Spot Interviews for qualified candidates. $10-$10.50 hour, 401(k), paid training & vacation, company supplied uniforms & firearm, and vest/safety shoe program. Minimum age 21 years, val...
School Resource POLICE OFFICER City of Latrobe/Greater Latrobe School District The City of Latrobe is accepting applications to update a Civil service eligibility list and fill the position of full time School Resource Officer. An application package and requirements may be obtained at the Latrobe Municipal Building at 901 Jefferson Street, Latrobe, PA between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Fr...
CITY of West Fargo Police Officer Job description and city application are found at www.westfargond.gov <\http://www.westfargond.gov Deadline to Apply: Wed., April 9, 2014 12:00 pm (Noon). EOE...
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...
Victor Valley College CAMPUS POLICE RESERVE OFFICER Opening Date/Time: Tue. 03/18/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $22.10/Hour Job Type: Permanent < 50% Department: Human Resources FLSA: Non-exempt position, eligible for overtime compensation. Basic Functions This is a continuous recruitment for an applicant pool to fill Classified Special assignment that is 0-19 hrs....
At United States Steel Corporation, our strength is our people. Our 45,000 dedicated, diverse and innovative employees across North America and Europe contribute to our company in creative ways every day and have helped us maintain our position as a Fortune 500 company. U. S. Steel’s operations are efficient and high tech and our customer focus intense. We’ve been making steel for more than 105 ye...
To Apply, please click here: http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=new&sortby=post&jobnum_in=70715 DESCRIPTION The Chief of Police is responsible for and has commensurate authority to command, direct, and organize all police functions for the UC San Diego campus. Direct and manage strategic and tactical responses to campus emergencies. This includes establishing objectives for the department,...
- Ensure the safety and security of clients property, personnel and guests - Acknowledge and greet customers and guests in a friendly and courteous manner - Be alert at all times to any unusual or suspicious activity that may occur - Maintain a professional appearance, attitude and posture at all times - Check all in-coming and out-going vehicles for correct merchandise and correct quantities - Ob...
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. has immediate Full-Time openings for dynamic security professionals in the Seattle Metro Area, as a home base. Be part of a dynamic security team serving as a Transit Enforcement Officer as you proudly secure your future. Your dedication to protecting the Puget Sound traveling public will earn you great pay and benefits, ongoing training and promotional opport...
*2 years prior High-Level Security, Military, and/or Law Enforcement Required!* To be considered for this position, all candidates are required to complete the Securitas online application www.securitasjobs.com Select Bellevue, WA as the office location Select Security Officer for the position Job Summary: The Fare Enforcement Officer is responsible for inspecting customer fares on the transit sys...
*2 years prior High-Level Security, Military, and/or Law Enforcement Required!* To be considered for this position, all candidates are required to complete the Securitas online application www.securitasjobs.com Select Bellevue, WA as the office location Select Security Officer for the position Job Summary: The Fare Enforcement Officer is responsible for inspecting customer fares on the transit sys...
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. has immediate Full-Time openings for dynamic security professionals in the Seattle Metro Area, as a home base. Be part of a dynamic security team serving as a Transit Enforcement Officer as you proudly secure your future. Your dedication to protecting the Puget Sound traveling public will earn you great pay and benefits, ongoing training and promotional opport...
Job Summary: The Dispatcher performs a full range of radio and telephone operational duties. Dispatchers are required to process and prioritize emergency and non-emergency requests for assistance, in accordance with established Security Operations Center policies and procedures. The Dispatcher needs knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes c...
Frontier Asset Protection is looking for qualified, reliable people to fill a special detail position for security guards in the Tucson area. MUST be able to work 3rd shifts, night and weekends. Please apply in person at: Frontier Asset Protection 313 S. Convent Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (downtown Tucson, south of Tucson Convention Center) Candidates MUST have a valid AZ driver's license and a current...
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