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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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Distribution Center Security (Cranbury, NJ) It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Office...
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Fire Protection Contractor Full and Part Time Help in Shop Maintain/ order tools & equipment, stock material, check-in/receive material, deliver/pick up material to/ from job sites, maintain shop & building cleanliness & order. Visit www.shambaugh.com For more information Call 630-725-0500...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an exciting career opportunity in for Manufacturing Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA. Job Overview: Apply knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrate, and improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work to refine product designs to increase product manufacturability and cost effectiveness. Performs a variety of complic...
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...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Production Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA Production Supervisor Job Overview : Leads and directs a team of direct labor employees in a manufacturing environment for assembly and test of complex electronic aerospace components. Maintains on-schedule production and quality within cost objectives. Supervision encompasses more than one shift and involve...
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...
Are you a ‘forward thinking’, outgoing, organized and enjoy a fast paced work environment? Do you take pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your skills to deliver the next generation of highly technical products! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, WA is seeking a Metal Fabrication Specialist on Second Shift. Do you enjoy working in a fast paced production environment that takes pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Crane Aerospace and Electronics is looking for you to help make a difference! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aer...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS). We have been designing and building dc/dc converters, EMI filters, and special products for ...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at an optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics sup...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at a optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supp...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Test Engineering Supervisor in Burbank, CA to join our high performing Hardware Design Verification Test Team. If you possess leadership ability, are technically skilled in electronics test and manufacturing environments, and wish to be part of a world-class organization, please read on! As our next Test Engineering Supervisor you will work as part of a...
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...
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...
Description Position Summary : To ensure hospital staff, patients and visitors are safe and that the hospital property is secured. ER security at Houston Northwest medical Center id provided by Harris County Law Enforcement Officer's. Duties and responsibilities vary from routine procedures to procedures in the event of a disaster. Qualifications Position Qualifications Minimum Education: Hig...
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 ...
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 ...
Position Summary: A Tyco Integrated Security Technician is a troubleshooter and service expert. Alleviates concerns the customer may have regarding a security system. Advises customers and the Customer Monitoring Center (CMC) of the status of the systems and processes of inspections. Duties and Responsibilities: Locate and alleviate trouble with damaged equipment or wiring. Readjust equipment,...
Be an Operations Intelligence Specialist in the Air National Guard Job Summary Behind every operation there is a team of Operations Intelligence Specialists stealthily gathering intelligence on the adversary. This information is a vital component in developing a strategy for a unit’s next move. You will be responsible for covertly retrieving intelligence and disseminating it to the proper author...
The Security Operations Analyst will provide exceptional service to Amplify by ensuring the overall safety and security of Amplify’s facilities. *This is a part-time weekend position, 12 hour shift 8 pm - 8 am. Responsibilities of the Security Operations Analyst: Ensure security of doors, windows and property in order to protect Amplify and its employees against fire, theft, vandalism and any i...

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