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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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ATK Aerospace Group is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. ATK in Clearfield, UT is recruiting for an intermediate level Industrial Security Specialist who will be responsible for the day to day operations for plant security, and serve as an Assistant Contractor Program Security Officer (ACPSO) for mult...
Security Officer – 2nd Shift Job Summary: Ensuring safety and security of all Yankee Candle employees and guests, vehicle and foot patrols of all buildings and their properties, loss prevention in retail and manufacturing environments, emergency response, alarm response, CCTV monitoring, investigation of incidents and other tasks related to the Security Department. Minimum Requirements: Prior ...
The Town of Apache, Oklahoma is accepting applications for a C.L.E.E.T. certified Chief of Police. Must be able to work all shifts, pass background check and drug test. For applications and more information contact the Apache City Hall at 580-588-3505 or Apache Police Department at 580-588-3309. This job listing brought to you by The Chickasha Express Star...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
CHIEF OF POLICE The City of Minonk is now accepting applications for a full-time Chief of Police. Qualified applicants have until Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 5:00pm to submit. Starting salary $50-65K. For more information please call 309-432-2558 , full advertisement can be found at www.cityofminonk.com....
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20004
Personnel Security Specialist Required ActiveClearance:Top Secret MinimumExperience:Minimum5yearsexperienceinapersonnelsecurityinvestigativeor investigativeanalystfield,possessexcellentanalyticalskills;experienceconductingsecurityrelated adjudications;possessexcellentwrittencommunicationskills;experienceinterpreting localagency checksandcreditreports,andpossessexcellentcomputerskillstoincludepro...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Company Confidential Washington, DC, 20004
Personnel Security Assistant Required ActiveClearance:Top Secret MinimumExperience:Minimumof2yearsexperienceasaPersonnelSecurityAssistantorpersonnel security/investigative/investigativeanalystfield;experienceconductingandinterpretingdatabase checksandcreditreports;experienceperformingroutineofficeadministrativesupportfunctions;and possess excellent computerskills to include proficiencyin MS Offi...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Company Confidential YUBA CITY, CA, 95993
Sutter County Sheriff’s Legal Specialist $16.44 - $23.75/Hourly * Closes: 11/14/14 *May close without notice once sufficient number of qualified applications are received Apply Immediately! Sutter County Human Resources (530) 822-7113 Yuba City, California www.suttercounty.org EOE/ADA This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
West Central Community Correctional Facility Marysville, OH Screening Specialist: Provides services for an adult community based correctional facility. Position is responsible for overseeing intake day paperwork, assisting with referral and screening as needed, and facilitating cognitive behavioral treatment groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills needed. Associates degree in crimi...
Part-Time Juvenile Detention Officer - Juvenile Detention Department. This position provides care, custody, supervision and security for youths being held in the detention center, and provides support for the efficient and effective operation of the center. It also performs general cleaning/custodian duties to ensure sanitary conditions of the holding facilities. It interacts with the juvenile r...
Clean Ambassador Make a difference in Columbus and get paid for it!! Our team of Clean Ambassadors work to put a shine on downtown Columbus. Assist residents, workers and visitors with questions. You must possess great social skills, a love for Columbus and the ability to walk and stand for very long periods of time outdoors, year round. Pay starts at $10.00 per hour. Paid vacation, medical insur...
NORDIC SECURITY SERVICES PPO 12035 PPB 5807 Gate Guard-South Orange County 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...
With over 45 years in the industry, SSD Systems has grown to become one of the largest and most respected providers of integrated security and fire solutions in the U.S. We have built a strong reputation in the industry for technical expertise and service. Our company continues to grow by focusing on customer service excellence and leading technology. About the Opportunity We are seeking experie...
GUARDSMARK, LLC is seeking adynamic SECURITY MANAGER to work from our Little Rock Office and oversee contract security services being provided to our prestigious clients. If you work well independently, are looking for a challenge and enjoy helping people, this may be the right career path for you. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and wom...
Universal Protection Service is recruiting an experienced Security Supervisor for a prestigious Retail account in Stockton, CA, $17/hr. + benefits and growth opportunities. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be Exceptional! To maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service, and to create exceptional results! We attribute our success to our people. If you demonstrate ex...
City of Seabrook Department: Public Safety Police Officer – Entry Level FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Essential Personnel Grade: 9 JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, undergo assigned basic training instruction and assigned field training in a police vehicle on patrol. Undergo instruction with participation in the enforcement, detection and crime prevention under the laws of the City, State, an...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...

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