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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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Parker Corporate Services is a veteran and family-owned business since 1972. Its security division, Pacific Security, operates in Western and Eastern Washington with main offices in Bellingham, Everett and Wenatchee. Employee benefits include consistently available work, direct deposit payroll and industry competitive wages. We are passionate about offering advancement opportunities for excellent...
Task 1 – Security Cooperation Strategic Communications Program Management: Contractor shall utilize the complete range of current communications tools in order to develop, execute and assess an effective strategic communications program for SAF/IA. The overall goal of the program is to proactively guide SAF/IA and the USAF towards communicating the best message, through the right channels, measure...
SSC, Inc. is looking for Security Officers, Shift Supervisors, and Supervisors for the Bronx, NY area and will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" event at the YONKERS HAMPTON INN & SUITES on THURSDAY MAY 8TH, 2014. All candidates must have at least one year of security experience or military, a current NY guard license, NY Fire Guard, High School Diploma or G.ED. For those interested in a position with...
SSC, Inc. the leader in security opportunities invites you to apply today to be one of our dynamic Security Professionals. The ideal candidate for the Security Professional position is excellent with customers and has an impressive ability to communicate. This is a great opportunity to join SSC, a dynamic high-powered security team focused on securing client properties while delivering exceptional...
About Guardsmark Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals across the country. The company has grown for 30 years at an annual compounded rate of 11 percent without acquisition, and promotes qualified individuals from within the company. Guardsmark is an award-winning company in the fields of diversity and e...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security supervisors are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals across th...
POSITION SUMMARY: As cyberspace knows no borders, the resiliency of our Cyber infrastructure relies heavily on the security posture of networks that are built, owned, and/or operated by foreign entities. Therefore, it is critical that the U.S. collaborate with allies and partners from around the world. Diverse and unique international requirements can impede interoperability, produce duplication,...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals across the c...
Parker Corporate Services is a veteran and family-owned business since 1972. Its security division, Pacific Security, operates in Western and Eastern Washington with main offices in Bellingham, Everett and Wenatchee. Employee benefits include consistently available work, direct deposit payroll and industry competitive wages. We are passionate about offering advancement opportunities for excellent...
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 Responsib...
ISIS Inc. is seeking qualified applicants to support an upcoming opportunity to support USPS OIG in PHILADELPHIA PA - SOUTHEASTERN PA CONTRACT FRAUD ANALYST - PHILADELPHIA PA - SOUTHEASTERN PA Analyze data from contractor files, medical records, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) files, and other pertinent sources for indications of possible loss of Postal Service funds and/or assets....
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Loss Prevention Agent is responsible for protecting the assets of the company, including the associates through prevention, awareness, communication and deterrence. The Loss Prevention Agent ensures the customer experience through providing a "Crime Free Store" by making safe apprehensions, deterring internal and external theft, as well as, assisting in providing a safe shoppi...
Whelan Security is looking for a talented and driven leader to oversee client development at our Baltimore, Maryland branch office! We are seeking outgoing professionals with a sales, marketing or communications background to assist with market research, appointment setting, and proposal development for the Mid-Atlantic region. At Whelan, we will help you learn how to effectively market to a varie...
Manpower is assisting a Government Contractor in their search for "Top Secret" (SCI) security clearance individuals for a 6 month assignment at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. This position consists of escorting manual labor workers from the front gate of the base to their work site and monitoring the workers throughout the workday. This position does require candidates to hold a current Top Secret/...
Description: If you are looking for an opportunity to join a winning team where competitive advantages is driven by service excellence, results, and integrity—apply today, and start working as a Professional Security Officer with Centron Security Inc. * * Security Flex Offices must have a flexible schedule and be available on-call with short notice, and love working with people, If you meet these...
Guest Services/Security Officer Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville’s premier, nationally accredited Life Care CCRC, is seeking an experienced Guest Services /Security Officer to join our team (Varied hours - weekend shifts). The ideal candidate must posses a strong customer service attitude, be able to communicate effectively both written and verbally, as well as manage all...
Under general direction of the Police Chief, plans, and coordinates criminal investigation services of the Police Department. The commander conducts and oversees the preliminary and supplementary investigation of crimes, interviewing victims, complainants, witnesses and suspects; secures and investigates the crime scene; identifies, collects and preserves physical evident; prepares reports; and te...
Job Description Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. We are looking for both Full and Part time Officers. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals across the...
Bradley-Morris, Inc (BMI) is dedicated to providing FREE professional individualized service to job seekers who are presently undergoing military separation or retirement as we introduce them to job opportunities in corporate America. We are interviewing military personnel who are currently serving on active duty as: Electricians Vehicle / Aircraft Mechanics and heavy equipment repair Machinists N...
Bradley-Morris, Inc (BMI) is dedicated to providing FREE professional individualized service to job seekers who are presently undergoing military separation or retirement as we introduce them to job opportunities in corporate America. We are interviewing military personnel who are currently serving on active duty as: Electricians Vehicle / Aircraft Mechanics and heavy equipment repair Machinists N...
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