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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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Niceville, 32578
newtoday.jpg Security CITY OF NICEVILLE FIRE DEPT The Niceville Fire Department is seeking a full time Lieutenant/ EMT. Must have State of Florida FF2, Officer I, Instructor I, and Florida EMT certifications. Deadline for applications is COB Aug 8. Interviews and agility testing August 14 & 15 at 0800. 850-729-4050 for more info. We participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Web ID#: 34296...
Company Confidential Dothan, 36302
newtoday.jpg Security Licensed Security Officers Needed for special event in PCB. Wage $10/hr. Apply online, select Tallahassee branch when applying. EEO/M/F/V/H, Drug Free Employer. Web ID#: 34295975...
SECURITY OFFICERS Full time, 40 hours, Varied Shift EOE US Security Associates has openings for Security Officers. All candidates must have a clean background with NO CRIMINAL HISTORY. Applicants should have a current drivers license and be available for on-call work. US Security will provide training. We offer a competitive wage and benefits. Must apply online at:
The Easton Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Applications with hiring requirements are available at the Easton Police Department, 106 W. Dover Street., Easton, MD and online at Contact Mrs. Jessica Plugge at 410-822-1111 for further information. Deadline for applications...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
SECURITY OFFICERS Pittsburgh, PA Area Full & Part-Time Available Pay Rate DOE Benefits/Vacation/ 401K Call with questions: 412-269-0750 EOE/AA-Minority/ Female/Disabled/ Veteran-DFWP...
Patrols the City to enforce law and order. Must have a Texas Peace Officer's license and no felony convictions. Beginning hourly wage of $16.47 plus incentives. Complete benefits package offered. Contact Personnel Dept., City Hall, 901 Broadway, Plainview, TX 79072. (806) 296-1139. EEO. ADA. is accepting applications for Police Patrol Officer...
Must have current certification or eligibility letter from Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a firefighter and hold EMT certification, among other requirements. Deadline to apply is 5pm, August 7, 2014. Beginning hourly wage of $11.74 (approx. $34,281 annual) plus licensing incentives. Complete benefits package offered. is accepting applications for FIREFIGHTER Contact Personnel Dept., City H...
SECURITY OFFICER Applications are being accepted by the Soffer Organization for full and part-time security officer positions. MUST have a valid PA driver's license and be able to pass background checks and a drug screen. All shifts available. Interested parties should call 412-431-0537, fax 412-431-2076 or email resume to: *****...
FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE! The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is now hiring for the position of Corrections Officer. Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid KS driver's license and be willing to work any shift including holidays. Applicants must not have felony or domestic-related convictions. Jackson County offers competitive pay and benefit package to the right candidate. If inte...
General Non Profit Agency Now Hiring the following positions: Community ED/ Outreach Coordinator Management/program planning for education services. Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Communications, PR or related field; experience in event coordination, public speaking, outreach, publications, social media; excellent communication and organizational skill; PA Acts 34/151 certifiable. Shelter Coun...
Tampa, 33602
POLICE OFFICER TOWN OF PALM BEACH Starting hrly range $23.88 - $25.08 DOQ. Full hrly range $23.88 - $40.75 Recruiting FL certified, out-of-state certified & those enrolled in a Fl academy. Applicants with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply. Apply online at Click Employment. Closes on 8/10/14 EOE DFWP VETPREF Reference Code:100419286002...
ARMED & UNARMED Security Professionals Internal Security Associates, LLC is a highly professional security company. We are seeking current and former military and law enforcement personnel, as well as highly trained and experienced security personnel, to work as armed and unarmed officers throughout the State of Massachusetts. Pay is $15-$18/hr. commensurate with experience for armed officers whil...
Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Professionals Wanted RLM Communications, Inc. is soliciting experienced professionals for the following Information Assurance Technical and Support Positions. Interested parties and qualified sitting personnel are encouraged to submit applications and resumes in confidence to RLM Communications, Inc. Suitable candidates must possess sufficient experience and c...
Bakersfield, 93263
Click To View Looking for a Stable Career in Law Enforcement? Police Officer Trainee PAID PEACE OFFICER TRAINING Living and Academy Related Expenses Apply Immediately at or 336 Pacific Ave Shafter, CA 93263 Police Officer Appointed Upon Completion of Training $3798 - $4616 Monthly The Shafter Police Department is looking for YOU!...
Immediate Hiring for Safety Analyst Job Title: Safety Analyst Location: Charlotte, NC - 28262 / New York - 10017 Duration: 6+ Months (Possibility of Extension) Job Description: Tasks: - Resources will be assisting in updating evacuation floor plans in Excel and Visio - Coordination of Emergency Planning Kit fulfillment and installation in new locations - Work collaboratively and cross-functionally...
About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve...
Universal Protection Service is seeking Security Officers to work at the prestigious Camlin Hotel in Seattle, WA. $12/Hr. Excellent Training, and Benefits. Highly professional environment. Online applications now being accepted. Cover Letters and Resumes can be addressed to the Director of Security. Universal Protection Service, established in 1965, is recognized as being the fastest growing secur...
About Us: EMCOR Government Services offers an experienced single-source solution for meeting the routine and mission-critical needs of federal, state, local and other government organizations. By combining our expert professional technicians, commercial best practices, extensive facilities knowledge and strong commitment to reliable, responsive service, we enable our government clients to achieve...
Allingtown City of West Haven Fire Dept New Haven, CT, 06516
CITY OF WEST HAVEN FIRE DEPT. ALLINGTOWN Firefighter - Paramedic & EMT Grade C Starting Salary $915.96 per wk City of West Haven Fire Dept. /Allingtown are now accepting application for the competitive examination for Grade C Firefighter/ Paramedic/EMT's. All applicants must have his/hers Paramedic and EMT certification. At the time of hire Paramedic's must have medical control from New Haven Spon...
New Orleans Private Patrol Service, Inc. (NOPP), owned by Gurvich Systems, has been providing contract security and investigative services to a broad range of national and international customers with operations in the Louisiana Gulf South for over 80 years. NOPP is looking for armed neighborhood patrol officers in the New Orleans area. Minimum Qualifications: 21 years of age or older Meet the req...

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