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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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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division Police Officer Examination www.mass.gov/civilservice Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015* *Please note: There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015. Police Officer Cities and Towns Transit Pol...
Security Officer, Security, Full Time POSTED: 11/5/2014 Southwestern VT Medical Center, Security 3rd Shift, 11:00 pm- 7:30 am Every other weekend required same shift This position is responsible for ensuring the safety of patients, families and employees of SVMC. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Prior security, law enforcement or military experience required. Valid Vermont State D...
HIRING UNPARALLELED EMPLOYEES AND GIVING THEM EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED THROUGH TRAINING, PERFORMANCE-BASED MERIT, AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS), formerly Pinkerton Government Services, has partnered with Monster.com and is actively recruiting qualified new and experienced individuals for immediate opportunities with our nationwide backgr...
Be HomeGoods Happy. HomeGoods offers an exciting and rapidly changing selection of home décor merchandise, including giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories and seasonal merchandise at great values. It's where highly motivated professionals turn for outstanding and unique experiences in a very creative and supportive environment. It's also where you will find success and ...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will be responsible for the safety, security and proper care of the youth during the assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. JOB SPECIFIC STANDARDS Essential Functions: Residential Youth Care: Youth care:...
Overview: SOS Security LP has an immediate job opening for a Security Officer in the Vallejo, CA area. Essential Duties May Include: Greeting and Observe Customers Maintain High Visibility Creating incident reports, and notify appropriate personnel in the event of an emergency. Education, License, and Certification Requirements: Must have a Valid California Security License and completion o...
Overview: SOS Security LLC has an immediate job opening for a Security Officer in the Hayward, CA South Bay area. Education, License, and Certification Requirements: Must have a Valid Security License Should have a High School Diploma or GED Qualifications: Should be at least 18 years of age or older as required by applicable law Required to be authorized to work in the United States A val...
Safety Manager Discover the Difference You Can Make at Gate Gourmet! Gate Gourmet, a gategroup company, is the world’s largest independent provider of catering and provisioning services for the airline industry. For the past 70 years, we have served over 250 carriers in more than 30 countries. Gate Gourmet combines culinary expertise with the highest standards of food safety and production to de...
NORDIC SECURITY SERVICES PPO 12035 PPB 5807 Gate Guard / On Site Guards Immediate opening for experienced, self-motivated individual. Enforce policies and procedures as directed by client orders Ability to write legible reports for clients. Must be able to work shifts Dedicated patrol car-in site Interact with residents is a professional manner. MUST HAVE CURRENT CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD P...
Seeking a Finance Manager for a full service brokerage firm in Kansas. Founded in 1985, First Financial Equity Corporation (FFEC) is a privately owned full service brokerage firm. At First Financial Equity Corporation, we believe that in order to pursue and preserve the highest level of customer satisfaction for our clients, we must provide a superior work environment. First Financial is experie...
Full Time Positions: Civil Engineer Control Systems Engineer Mechanical Engineer Pipeline Engineer Process Engineer-PHA Leader Process Operations Field Tech I-V (multiple positions) Protection Services Specialist I Reliability Engineer Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer Coops Automotive/Diesel Chem Lab Engineering Civil, Control Systems, Electrical and Instrumentation, Environmental, Maintenance, ...
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts H u m a n R e s o u r c e s D i v i s i o n PoliceOfficer Examination Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 Application Deadline: March 13, 2015 Please note: There will be an additional $50 fee for applications received after this date. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015 Apply online at www.mass.gov/civilservice. You must apply online u...
CORRECTION OFFICER Part-Time The City of Mentor is seeking a part-time Corrections Officer to perform duties related to maintaining security in the city jail, including booking and supervising prisoners, preserving order, recordkeeping and various maintenance functions within the jail. Position requires approximately 25 hours of work per week; work hours may vary and will include weekends and ho...
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*TOP JOB* Armed Security Enforcement Officer P.T. position available in the Minot area. Must be at least 19 years of age, H.S. diploma or GED, no criminal record and have a minimum of 1,000 hours of experience in law enforcement, private security or military. Minimum of two-8hr. shifts per week. Start times are currently 10am and Noon. Duty days are flexible. Position may turn into F.T. $18.50...
THE METRO TRANSIT POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IS SEEKING RELIABLE AND DEDICATED CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY TO PROTECT & SERVE AS POLICE OFFICERS. Many vacancies are available. Physical and Written exam will be held at Monroeville Fire Company #4, 4370 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The exam will start promptly at 3:00 pm. Space is lim...
Career position(s) for U.S. Probation Office of the U.S. Southern District Court of Ohio in Cincinnati, Columbus, or Dayton. Starting Salary $57k. For job qualifications, more info., and application process please go to www.ohsd.uscourts.gov . Closing date Monday, March 2, 2015. EOE This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Loss Prevention Officer As a Loss Prevention Officer, you will be responsible for safety, environmental control, first aid, pedestrian traffic flow, and security of over 35 million dollars of inventory. The Loss Prevention Officer will also conduct safety audits to ensure adherence to best practices. The LP Officer will monitor surveillance cameras and the metal detector. Job Requirements: The ...
We are a world-class private security company seeking highly qualified professionals to work as armed security officers in the Boston Metro Area. Candidates must have significant military and/or law enforcement training and experience to qualify. The position also requires strong communication skills, report writing, the ability to act in a customer service capacity. ISA provides continuous secur...
JOIN THE PROFESSIONALS! APPLY NOW: http://www.cisworldservices.org/employment.html We value our officers, raise the bar in the protection industry and attract the best of the best. While all the other GUARD companies are looking for GUARDS, Our AGENCY is seeking OFFICERS that are practitioners! Come meet our Practitioners, tour our Agency, tour our State of the Art Operations Center and see our...
POLICE OFFICER Nashua Police Department The Nashua Police Department is currently testing for full time police officers. Download an application at nashuapd.com Written and physical fitness testing will be conducted on Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Applications must be received on or before Monday, April 6th, 2015 No residency is required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer...

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