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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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Distribution Center Security 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 Ware...
Security Support Staff Type:Full Time Location: Washington, D.C. Post Date: September 22, 2014 Reports To: ARMADA HQ Duties & Responsibilities: Candidate will be responsible for a number of tasks, including but not limited to the follow: Submitting requests for background investigations to the Officer of Personnel Management (OPM) utilizing the Electronic Questionnaire Investigation Process...
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: The Loss Prevention Specialist's primarily responsible is to assist in the protection of our company assets, and providing a high level of customer service. These include, but are not limited to, our employees, customers, property, merchandise, and money. The LP Specialist prevents unauthorized removal of merchandise through the perimeter exits. Additionally they must ensur...
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...
A Texas based leader in the security systems industry across Texas, with a growing customer base in San Antonio, has immediate openings for Security Systems Technicians in the area. The company enjoys a reputation for providing quality, enterprise level products in the commercial and government sectors. Security Systems Technician position is responsible for the installation and service of end us...
NORDIC SECURITY SERVICES PPO 12035 PPB 5807 Gate Guard-South Orange County Immediate opening for experienced, self-motivated individual. Enforce policies and procedures as directed by client orders Ability to write legible reports for clients. Must be able to work shifts Dedicated patrol car-in site Interact with residents is a professional manner. MUST HAVE CURRENT CALIFORNIA GUARD CARD...
Berico is looking for an extremely talented and motivated Cyber SME Level 1 who wants to participate in an exciting mission supporting USARCYBER on a daily basis. Focus of contract support is to provide expertise in performing focused research and analysis to meet current cyberspace needs while enabling Army Cyber Command/2nd Army to establish a new and effective operating structure for addressing...
We are hiring Global Security Operations Center Agents for our various San Francisco Bay Area field offices. Apply Online Now athttp://careers.gavindebecker.com Mission and Service GDBA is a security and consulting firm that advises and protects at-risk public figures. Our associates manage logistics, coordinate special events, and provide protective coverage for clients at their residences and...
Description Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as an Intelligence Analyst 3. This position is located in Suffolk, VA. Northrop Grumman provides analytical support for the Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis (JCOA) Division, Joint Staff J-7 in Suffolk, VA. JCOA’s mission is to gather, aggregate, analyze, and disseminate key joint observations, lessons, best...
Seeking experienced Commercialization Specialist to support NAVAIR Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Office at Patuxent River, MD. Duties include: Provide analysis to SBIR Small Business Concerns and NAVAIR regarding commercialization readiness of selected advanced technologies. Assess technical/business/management risks of Technology Transition initiatives Develop Risk Assessment Repor...
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...
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...

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