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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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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...
NOTICE: This is a Proposal Requisition ACADEMI is currently answering a Request for Proposal to provide an overseas Scanner Operators (SCO) (unarmed). Applicants meeting the qualifications for this position may be considered, vetted, and asked for a signed release to use their resumes to present to the customer. Any job offers extended are fully contingent on contract award, customer approval, o...
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 ...
Job Description: Under direction from the Manager of Building Access and Security Services, the Building Access Control Specialist organizes, manages, issues all forms of building access - key and electronic - for all staff, temp workers, contractors, project managers, conference attendees, others requiring access to R&DE facilities. Required Qualifications: • Excellent computer systems profici...
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 ...
Today's Integration, Inc. www.ti-tx.com ***PLEASE BE SURE TO ANSWER THE SCREENING QUESTIONS, NOT ANSWERING WILL REJECT YOUR RESUME*** Small established security company seeking motivated professional security systems installers in the Greater Houston area. Currently licensed as a security installer by the Texas Department of Public safety is a plus applicants respond via this online ad only. No ...
Job Description We are looking for a skilled and experienced Insurance Claims and Surveillance Investigator to join our growing team of professionals. The Insurance Claims and Surveillance Investigator will primarily focus on conducting all facets of an insurance investigation and writing detailed reports to document their findings. This position reports directly to the Case Manager. Job Respons...
Job Title:National Security Associate Professional / Financial Associate Professional Requisition ID:1400R4K Job Category:Security Analytics Primary Location:USA-VA: VIRGINIA-ALEXANDRIA Schedule:Full-time Job Type:Regular Employee Status:Regular Job Posting:Nov 19, 2014 Description: The National Security Associate Professional will assist in budget tracking and program coordination for a ...
RETIRED CERTIFIED FIRE FIGHTER NEEDED TO WORK AS A FIRE SAFETY DIRECTOR FOR BRONX ARENA  The primary mission of the Fire Safety Director is to protect life and property through the implementation of the building's fire safety plan including the management of the Fire Command Station and the supervision of the fire brigade, floor wardens, and deputy floor wardens and building evacuation superviso...
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...
EmergencyEmergency Management Deputy Emergency Manager Duties include assist the Emergency management Director with duties related to the four phases of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. Complete job description available upon request. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Some related exp. preferred. Must be computer proficient, a self-sta...
Deputy Director Planning Develop, update and coordinate emergency and disaster plans and services and assists with non-emergency activities such as training and exercises for DES. 2 years full-time paid experience. Pre-employment drug test. Full-time benefits package. $19.10 during probation, $20.11 upon completion. Details and application at www.co.geauga.oh.us. Application and resume to Geauga...
Linguists ABM GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC IS SEEKING LINGUISTS FOR POSITIONS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN IRAQ Preferred Qualifications Possess excellent skills in translation, proofreading and editing of various documents Must possess excellent English language written communication skills Ability to transcribe with a high degree of accuracy and expression Able to produce written translations and ...
School Police Officer Desired candidate will be a retired law enforcement officer with knowledge of state and federal regulations relative to school safety and security. Demonstrated leadership, strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendation and Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances to Mr. Chris DeVivo, Superintendent, Freeport Area School D...

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