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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...
Universal Protection Service, the largest retail security provider in the industry, is seeking a Security Day Shift Supervisor at Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino, CA. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be exceptional--to maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service and to create exceptional results. Universal Protection Service seeks passionate applicants who love w...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA. Manufacturing Engineer Position 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 ...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
COURT SECURITY OFFICER SHARED POSITION MVM, Inc., a growing security government contractor, has a vacancy for a shared Court Security Officer (CSO) to work in the District of Oklahoma at our Oklahoma City, OK site. Standard schedule is working minimum of 20 hours a week. Position requires being available and flexible to accommodate unplanned security schedules up to 40 hours/week. The primary r...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...

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