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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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Kemper Services Group is looking for an SIU Investigator to join our team. Company Car Included! This position is for an SIU Investigator in the San Francisco Bay area. Must reside in the San Francisco Bay or surrounding area to be considered for the position. The successful candidate will work independently and remotely from his or her home/company car. The company provides a company car, laptop...
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Customs Compliance Specialist Job Summary: Responsible for providing regulatory compliance guidance for import/export products and services for all company entities. Review & perform corrections to anticipated import/export activities to meet regulatory standards. Track and facilitate the flow of export/import shipments, manages customs and compliance activities between shipping facilities and cus...
Be a member of a fast growing organization! IUNLIMITED INVESTIGATIONS, an industry leader, currently seeks reliable, energetic, career minded applicants for full time Surveillance and Statement Investigators. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD POSSESS * Minimum 3+ years field investigation experience * Attention to detail + excellent writing and grammar skills a must * Strong Intuition * Multi-line insur...
Be a member of a fast growing organization! IUNLIMITED INVESTIGATIONS, an industry leader, currently seeks reliable, energetic, career minded applicants for full time Surveillance and Statement Investigators. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS SHOULD POSSESS * Minimum 3+ years field investigation experience * Attention to detail + excellent writing and grammar skills a must * Strong Intuition * Multi-line insur...
Phelps Security, Inc. is looking for a proven leader to work as a Post Commander/Executive Protection in Security Services for Corporate Client Hourly Position: $30,000 - $35,000/yr Salary compensatory on proven record of successful leadership! Requirements for Position: *Experience in the Security/Police/Military fields a must. *Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. *...
Work for the Best at the Best! Universal Protection Service is recruiting Security Officers for Sutter Hospital, Santa Rosa. Resumes can be emailed to ***** Universal Protection Service seeks experienced Security Officers with outstanding flexibility for full-time, part-time and flex officer positions at Sutter Hospital located in the hills of Santa Rosa, CA. This hospital is...
Phelps Security, Inc. is looking for qualified applicants for New Security position for an assignment beginning soon. The selection process will begin soon so apply today for this new assignment. Experience and State License are a plus. Will train unarmed. We have Full-time and Part-time positions available for all shifts. Currently accepting applications for this exciting new opportunity. Require...
Universal Protection Service is recruiting Security Officers for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Resumes can be forwarded to ***** Full-Time and Part-Time positions now open. Competitive pay and Benefits. *Must be age 25+ have a clean DMV Record to operate site security vehicles. Previous experience in the private security industry is desirable, and previous healthcare security...
Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry by performing the following duties. Applicant must be able to work nights and weekends. Applicant must have a working cell phone. 5 positions available. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of Duarte Facility....
Position Summary This is an on-call position. The person who fills this position will work when there are ships in the port. 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 emergenci...
Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
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, then this may b...
Overview: As a Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention/Security Detective or Supervisory position. Key Accountabilities: - Communicate suspicious activity to Security - Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: - Complete all Security training requirements and maintain personal certific...
Overview: As a Retail Security Detective, you will protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment and monitor and enforce Associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. You will be responsible for promoting shortage prevention and awareness and conducting audits. In addition, you will work to detect and apprehend shoplifters and other customers who com...
Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fellow LP team...
Overview: As a Loss Prevention Manager, you will support My Macy's and be empowered to ensure that a store or multiple stores operate efficiently and achieve our shortage goals. Your scope of responsibility will include asset protection, payroll expense management, management of Loss Prevention team and the directing of shortage initiatives, investigations and surveillances. Key Accountabilities:...
Overview: As a Loss Prevention Manager, you will support My Macy's and be empowered to ensure that a store or multiple stores operate efficiently and achieve our shortage goals. Your scope of responsibility will include asset protection, payroll expense management, management of Loss Prevention team and the directing of shortage initiatives, investigations and surveillances. Key Accountabilities:...
Overview: The Flex Team Loss Prevention/Security Associate 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...
Weber-Stephen Products LLC the world’s premier manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories strongly advocate that our employees are our greatest asset; they have an active and important role in our company’s growth and success. If you have the desire to work for a company that is recognized for exceptional quality products and high customer satisfaction, then employment with Weber Step...
Security Industry Specialists (SIS) provides security solutions to some of the most recognized companies and brands in the world. We deliver services that consistently exceed those of our peers. We accomplish this through innovation, constant process improvement, and through an uncompromising commitment to hiring, retaining and rewarding the best talent available. General Statement of Job The Tran...
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