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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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Positions are available in Whitfield County. Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Duties: * Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry. * Obtains help by sounding alarms. * Prevents losses...
Full Time Employee Position The System Analyst or Senior System Analyst will be working as part of the global Enterprise Application Services Supply Chain team located in Pittsburgh, PA. This team provides functional expertise and support for all applications in the supply-chain domain globally. This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a focus on inventory and ware...
Security Company is looking for an experienced executive Protection security officer in the Ventura/Santa Barbara area. A minimum of 5 years executive protection or military/law enforcement experience and a current CA exposed fire arm permit and CCW (Concealed Weapon Permit) are required. Additional required qualifications: Valid CA Guard Card Clean Criminal History HS diploma or GED cert. Califor...
Hiring Officers now for State contract, on call, $10-12 per hr. Contact Lt Rodney Davis of Vets Securing America. Office located at 910 Houston St. Ft Worth, TX or call 817-718-2901....
Salary with Benefits Package, Paid Holidays, and PTO: $55,000 - $60,000 per year Pay with No Benefits Package, No Paid Holidays, and No PTO: $35 - $40 per hour Job Description Configure Cisco switches and perform high level design in a large production environment. Client has over 6000 switches in the network, constantly being upgraded and replaced due to product end of life and new IOS versions....
Job Description: Provide installation, configuration and operational use of network security devices including; firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and network traffic analyzers Provide installation, configuration and operational use of anti-virus, anti-spyware, and commercial computer forensic tools and products Collect on-net signatures for network security devices and identify those signatu...
Course Developer-Language Linthicum, MD Several positions open for the following languages: Farsi, Urdu, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Spanish Responsibilities: Develop new and update existing language courses to meet Customers language training requirements. Tasks include: • Clarifying customer requirements; • Assisting other Instructors and Developers with the design, development and documentatio...
Cryptologic Language Instructor- Arabic, Persian, Farsi Fort Gordon, GA Overview: • Develop and teach language courses in accordance with ADET Instruction I-04 • Tailor approaches in accordance with student learning styles and strategies. • Supplement instruction with contemporary authentic material • Join instructional teams as required. • Develop and teach Isolated (ISO)-Immersion, as required....
Company Confidential Jackson, MS, 39236
Regional / District Manager Private security firm seeking someone who has the right people skills and positive attitude. The successful candidate must have the ability to manage, direct and train subordinate personnel in principles, practices and procedures in security management If you have the qualities and good basic computer skills we would like for you to send your resume to 205-251-0916 Qual...
Corrections Officer Illinois Department of Corrections Job Purpose: Protects the public and the inmate population by maintaining the custody, security, and treatment of prisoners in correctional facilities. Duties: Maintains the security of the correctional facility and the safety of employees, visitors, and other prisoners by observing prisoner's activities; detecting unusual or prohibited behavi...
Overview: As a Retail Security Detective, you will protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment and monitor and enforce Associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. You will be responsible for promoting shortage prevention and awareness and conducting audits. In addition, you will work to detect and apprehend shoplifters and other customers who com...
Police Lieutenant Police Department JOB #1404873 FULL TIME; CAREER Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within the UCSC MSP II salary range. UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment. Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the selected incumbent serves a critical role...
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 Wyoming at our Jackson, Wyomingsite. Position requires being available and flexible to accommodate unplanned security schedules and working an average of 20 hours a week. The primary role of the CSO is to ensure the safety of...
Today's Integration, Inc. Established security company seeking motivated professional security systems installers in the Greater Houston area. Currently licensed as a security installer by the Texas Department of Public safety required applicants respond via this online ad only. No employment service companies requested. Security systems installation experience is required. Knowledge...
The MFCA, owner/manager of wholesale markets located in Jessup, is seeking a professional, reliable and dedicated person to join our team. Duties include: monitoring visitors entering/leaving the market area, handling money, maintaining logs. Interested candidates must be available to work Saturday and Sunday only, midnight to noon or noon to midnight. Some computer experience is required. Past Se...
SECURITY SYSTEM INSTALLER/TECHNICIAN and CABLE TECHNICIANS/CABLE PULLERS: LOCAL SECURITY COMPANY is looking for installers in the following fields: CCTV, Access Control, Electronic Systems Integration and Alarm. This opportunity is for experienced installer/technicians, as well as entry level/non-experienced workers with a good work ethic. We offer competitive pay, so apply now! PAY COMMENTS Compe...
Job Description: AlliedBarton Company Police is the industry's premier provider of highly trained Special Police Officers to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. Our more than 50,000 employees and 100 offices across th...
Overview: The Flex Team Retail Door Guard schedule is designed to allow Macy's to flex up staffing during key events and peak selling times, and allows you the flexibility to maintain your current responsibilities while earning extra money and enjoying a retail discount of up to 20%. If you have a flexible availability and think that you would enjoy a fast-paced retail environment, then this may b...
Overview: As a Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention Detective position. Key Accountabilities: - Communicate suspicious activity to Security - Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: - Prior retail security experience preferred - Ability to adapt to possible stressful situations - A...
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