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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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Police Officer $33,672/ annually Full-Time Application Deadline: January 23, 2015 The Town of Oak Island is hiring for the position of Patrol Officer. Oak Island is a beautiful oceanfront community with a year-round population of approximately 8,000 and a seasonal population of up to 40,000. Patrol officers perform intermediate protective service work involving a variety of general or support ...
Police Officer-Full Time Borough of Etna Civil Service Commission The Borough of Etna is now accepting applications for full time police officer(s) for the Etna Borough Police Department. Applicants must be twenty-one (21) years of age. Other requirements for making application include: Applicant must be a united states citizen; Applicant must possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a ...
Security Officers PT & FT Vehicle Patrol Officer 40 hrs/wk (Mon/Tues 4:30pm-12:30am; Fri/Sat/Sun 11pm-7am). Foot Patrol Officer 16 hrs/wk (Sat/Sun 6am-2pm) downtown condos/market. $11/hr. Apply on-line www.ibssecurity.com or fax resume (740)745-1369 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
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POLICE OFFICER , West Lake Hills Police Department is accepting applications for full-time police officer patrol positions. Applicants must possess a current T.C.O.L.E. license as a Peace Officer, and have a high school diploma. College degree preferred. Must be willing to work rotating 12 hour shifts, pass an extensive background check and meet other departmental requirements. New hire salary p...
Home of your dream job Dakota Gasification Company seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Dakota Gas. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream job here: Protection Service Specialist I Our people are the heart of our organization and we employ more than 600 individuals in North Dakota. Go to dakotagas.com to apply. Q...
HOME OF YOUR DREAM JOB Basin Electric seeks to be an employer of choice. We want YOU to choose Basin Electric. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, we also offer an incredible benefits package. Find your dream Job here: Protection Services Specialist I - DGC Tracking Code 216642-914 Job Description Performs fire protection duties in accordance with policies and procedures for the plant. Dire...
City of OxfordOhioFIRE CAPTAIN/SHIFT COMMANDERCity of OxfordThe City of Oxford is seeking applicants for the position of Fire Captain/Shift Commander with a starting salary of $58,000/$21.05. This is a Civil Service position. There is a $15.00 non-refundable examination fee which must accompany the application.Qualifications: Must have high school diploma or equivalent, U.S. Citizen with no felony...
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...
Control Room Specialistneeded to work at our Limited-Secure Placement (LSP) Program located in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester), NY! Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career that enriches the lives of children and families? Do you want a feel-good-about-yourself career with a revolutionary company dedicated to your success? If so, then Children's Village might be a great fit for you. We of...
Social Work L.I.S.W. Public employer looking for a full-time Licensed Independent Social Worker. Experience with developmental disabilities, preferred. Position begins Feb. 2nd. Send resumes to attention of: Beth Falkner-Brown, L.I.S.W.-S Director of Volunteer & Professional Services Lake County Board of DD/ Deepwood 8121 Deepwood Blvd. Mentor, Ohio 44060 EOE/M/F/D/V...
Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and reports security iss...
Neighborhood Liaison University of Massachusetts Amherst The Neighborhood Liaison works with local and campus public safety officials, monitors and responds to incidents and complaints regarding off campus student behavior in the local communities, and is required to intervene and mitigate potentially volatile situations. Serves as liaison to off campus students and neighbors during weekend patr...
Full time SIU and Commercial Auto Line Unit Investigators needed for the Jacksonville/Orlando area. Both positions offer flexible schedule, competitive compensation and potential for growth within the company. -SIU candidate should have extensive interview/interrogation skills, must be willing to utilize creative investigative methods, and be extremely organized. The position will require you to ...
Detention/Supervision Manager (DSM Program Manager) QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 1. Degree in Human Services or equivalent or related experience with a minimum of two years experience in social services, law enforcement, or correctional employment. 2. Must have the ability to relate to offenders in a firm, empathetic fashion. Must also have good interactional skills to permit person to relate with...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) Security Guards Advancement Opportunities SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services), the nation's only specialty services company dedicated solely to providing security services to government agencies and contractors that require regulated services, is currently searching for FT and PT Security Guard...
GENERAL SUMMARY: External Asset Protection Agent is defined as an agent for the Asset Protection Department who works in the retail locations in various capacities helping to deter theft and loss of company assets through external and internal factors. PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Functions:  Observe, report, and correct physical security conditions which present a threat to emp...
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Metro One Will be having a open house on Friday 12/12/14 at the following location from 11:00am to 3:00pm PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley 555 Union Blvd Allentown, PA 18109 Please bring a photo ID and Social Security card as we will be doing on the spot hiring. Walk-ins are welcome or contact Joe Lawson for a appointment @ 215-384-3701 It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real i...
GDBA’s Protective Security Division is hiring full-time Security & Protection Agents in our various field offices. Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Orange County Palm Springs Santa Barbara Chicago Austin Dallas Atlanta Washington, D.C. Miami New York City London Learn more about GDBA at www.gavindebecker.com Apply Online Now at http://careers.gavindebecker.com/ What We Want Physically Fit ...
GDBA’s Protective Security Division is hiring full-time Security & Protection Agents in our various field offices. Los Angeles San Francisco Seattle Orange County Palm Springs Santa Barbara Chicago Austin Dallas Atlanta Washington, D.C. Miami New York City London Learn more about GDBA at www.gavindebecker.com Apply Online Now at http://careers.gavindebecker.com/ What We Want Physically Fit ...

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