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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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SITE SUPERVISOR Work for a leader in the security industry! SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services) is seeking qualified applicants for a Supervisor position in our Bloomington, MN facility. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE: Please visit http://www.scisjobs.com/, select Security Operations Positions. Enter zip code 55431, select Minneapolis (position is physically located in Bloomington), an...
ARMED SECURITY GUARD JOBS Metro One, the industry leader in providing loss prevention services for high-end establishments. Our goal is to set the standard of excellence by optimizing human potential. We continuously provide the ability to efficiently recruit, train, and manage quality candidates to work and run our business well into the future. We achieve this goal by making a commitment to our...
Experience armed security officers needed in Boca Raton. Qualifed applicants must have valid D & G licenses, no less than 2 years security experience, the ability to process guests and residents utilizing ABDI access control software, excellent computer skills and exceptional customer service skills. Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor per...
Who We Are: For more than a century,Bethany Methodist has maintained its original mission-to provide comprehensive, effective healthcare services while caring for each and every patient and resident within our facilities.with dignity and a deep sense of compassion. Methodist Hospital of Chicago—located in Andersonville on the north side of Chicago—is a 235-bed, nonprofit, non-sectarian hospital ho...
Established company located in Livermore, CA is seeking an experienced security guard. 2 positions available. This will be patrolling by foot a test site in Livermore, CA. The ideal candidate must have a professional demeanor. Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently due to DAR reports that need to be completed on a daily basis. Schedule Monday and Tuesday's from 4pm-12am MUST BE AVA...
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...
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. We currently have openings for Full-Time and Part-Time officers, as well as Part-Time Fill In officers. Positions available in the Wichita and El...
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. We currently have openings for Full-Time and Part-Time officers, as well as Part-Time Fill In officers. Positions available in the Wichita and El...
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. We currently have openings for Full-Time and Part-Time officers, as well as Part-Time Fill In officers. Positions available in the Wichita and El...
It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Officers to work Warehouse/Distribution sites locat...
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Overview Unit Support Coordinator (USC) Responsibilities The Unit Support Coordinator (USC) assists the Unit Supervisor (DS Agent) with coordination of team training, integration of policy and staffing. The USC has no operational control over PSS, but serves in an administrative capacity to support RSO. The USC will receive concurrence from the respective RSO Protective Operations Unit Supervisor...
J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations Armed & Unarmed Security Officers Needed Locations: Nationwide J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations is now looking for qualified individuals for upcoming assignments across the U.S. The Special Operations Division is primarily involved in industrial security; including threat management, physical security, evidence collection and executi...
J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations Armed & Unarmed Security Officers Needed Locations: Nationwide J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations is now looking for qualified individuals for upcoming assignments across the U.S. The Special Operations Division is primarily involved in industrial security; including threat management, physical security, evidence collection and executi...
J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations Armed & Unarmed Security Officers Needed Locations: Nationwide J R Gettier & Associates Inc: Special Operations is now looking for qualified individuals for upcoming assignments across the U.S. The Special Operations Division is primarily involved in industrial security; including threat management, physical security, evidence collection and executi...
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Overview Manage and direct protective security operations on a day to day basis. Responsibilities The SL shall be designated as a protective security specialist (P). The SL is required to attend the protective security specialist (PSS) training course. The SL must maintain weapons qualifications as outlined in this contract, for the Glock, M4, Shotgun, M240, M249 and M203 and familiarization fire...
The City of Sheridan, Wyoming is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Lieutenant. As part of the police department’s administrative team, the person in this position plans, organizes, directs and manages the operations of the patrol division or other unit. The Department consists of 30 sworn officer positions, a dispatch center with 11 operators and a staff of 8 civilian sup...
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Overview Perform the day-to-day protective security functions as specified in daily post and detail orders. Responsibilities Driving the lead vehicles (Auto, Aircraft, Boat), principal's vehicle, or follow-vehicle, whenever required in motorcade or similar operations. Driving follow-vehicle and/or acting as response agent. Carries and operates weapons as specified in daily post and detail orders,...
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Overview Protective Security Specialist/Designated Defensive Marksman. Perform personal protective service detail assignments. Responsibilities This position / labor category is staffed in accordance with the requirements described below. a. Perform as long-range defensive marksman. b. The PSS/DDM shall be designated as PSS (P). c. The PSS/DDM is required to attend the protective security speciali...
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. We currently have openings for Full-Time and Part-Time officers, as well as Part-Time Fill In officers. Positions available in the Wichita and El...
Are you a detail oriented and creative person that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at an optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customer’s 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 suppl...
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