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Security Employment Information


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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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...
School Police Officer/ Safety Coordinator Keystone Oaks School District is currently looking to hire a School Police Officer/Safety Coordinator. Applicant must be an active police officer commissioned in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with at least two years of experience in law enforcement. Please refer to the Keystone Oaks School District website at www.kosd,org for more details on the positi...
Taunton, MA - Part Time Cleared Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend shifts. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-24 hrs per week for Part Time hours *available shifts: 2nd split shifts (3:30pm-7:30pm) Mon- Fri, *2nd shifts: 4pm-12am (must be available an...
Needham, MA - Part Time Cleared Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend/overnight shifts. This could become a full time opportunity for the right candidate. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-32 hrs per week for Part Time hours *available shifts: 4pm-12am, ...
Millbury, MA - Full Time and Part Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *32+ hrs per week for Full Time hours *16-24 hrs per week for Part Time *available shifts: 3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am, must be able to work any day of the week *must have a fle...
Metro West, MA - Full Time and Part Time Security Officer positions are available for evening and weekend shifts, 25 minutes from Boston. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *32+ hrs per week *shifts available: 3pm-11pm & weekends *must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday...
Boston, MA – Part Time and Floating Security Officer positions are available Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. AVAILABLE SHIFTS *3pm-11pm, 11pm-7am. Interested candidates should be able to work a number of different shifts throughout the week. 16-24 hrs per week must have a flexible...
Waltham, MA – Part Time and Full Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. AVAILABLE SHIFTS 3pm-11pm, any day of the week 32-40 hrs per week Full Time must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availability Prior security experienc...
Marlborough, MA - Part Time Security Officer positions are available. Interested applicants should value making a good impression, becoming knowledgeable about their job, and being accountable in their work routine. *16-24 hrs per week at Part Time status *must be able to work 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am shifts on any day of the week *must have a flexible schedule with weekend and holiday availabili...
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...
Company Confidential Mesquite, TX, 75150
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR NEEDED Licensed Private Investigator needed for growing company in Mesquite, TX. Experience with surveillance, skip tracing, working with law enforcement, and able to use a variety of methods to track down and catch people. Must be self motivated, creative with search methods, organized, able to communicate effectively, and able to work independently. Please send resume with...
Security Officers needed for a high level educational environment security program located in Quincy, Massachusetts. The Security Officers at this client site are responsible for: (1) Access Control; (2) Security Patrols- Walking Security Tours; (3) Customer Service Duties; (4) Completion of Daily Security Reports- DSR's; (5) Emergency Response and Conflict Resolution; (6) Completion of, with deta...
CASE MANAGER Bennington Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ) is seeking a full-time Case Manager to work with individuals involved in the agency's various restorative justice programs. The position will work primarily with at-risk youth, but will also work with adults in CRJ's court diversion programs. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years case management experience with at-risk youth and ...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will oversee the youth service specialist staff to maintain the safety, security and proper care of the youth during their assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. ____________________________________________...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will oversee the youth service specialist staff to maintain the safety, security and proper care of the youth during their assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. ____________________________________________...
Pro Tex Technologies Security and Low Voltage Installer Purpose of Position:Pre-wiring and Installation of security and low voltage systems as directed by the Manager including the wiring, proper mounting and functional programming of the following systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Audio/Video Components Projectors / Plasmas Automation Control Systems / Infrared / Multi-room S...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77049
Job Purpose: Establishes security/fire alarm service by installing security/fire alarm systems and equipment; verifying system performance; maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares for security/fire alarm installations by reviewing installation orders; gathering equipment, supplies, and tools; coordinating schedules with customers. * Plans security/fire alarm installations by surveying and eval...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...

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