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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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West Texas A&M University Police Department The University Police Department of West Texas A&M University is currently accepting applications for the position of POLICE OFFICER. For complete job description and to apply online go to A Personal History Statement is required and may be obtained by calling Human Resources at 806-651-2114. This is a security sensitive position. A crimi...
TOTAL TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS SECURITY USA, INC. Security Officer Total Petrochemicals Security USA, Inc. an equal opportunity employer is offering opportunities for a Security Officer position at its La Porte Polypropylene Plant. Ideal candidates will have: - High school diploma or equivalent - Computer literacy - Ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening to incl...
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Sutter County Deputy Sheriff - Lateral w/POST Basic or Intermediate Cert. $4,400 - $5,689/Monthly w/POST Advanced Cert. $4,634 - $5,689/Monthly *May close without notice once sufficient number of qualified applications are received Apply Immediately! Sutter County Human Resources (530) 822-7113 Yuba City, California EOE/ADA This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
FIREFIGHTERS WANTED Paid training, good salary, $ for school, regular raises, benefits, retirement. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri (800)242-3736...
PART TIME & ON-CALL DISPATCHERS The City of Upper Arlington is accepting applications for part-time and on-call Police/Fire Dispatchers. Visit for more information. EOE. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
Job Description: Are you a positive, helpful, bubbly, customer service, problem solving professional with outstanding communication skills? If so, we want to talk with you! Current position: part-time position available (about 20-24 hours per week). Full-time may be considered as well. Responsibilities will include: ?Answer phones and coordinate service calls with customers, ensuring an outstandin...
At TASC we are committed to advancing our customers’ missions and creating a safer world. See yourself designing the next vital solution to get ahead of evolving cyber threats or advancing security efforts to protect Americans at home and around the globe. Position is intended for a junior officer getting out of the Navy and salary will be commensurate with an individual with that level of seniori...
FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST Consulting Contract opportunity in Richmond, VA. Projected 8 month assignment. Regional candidates. Responsibilities for the Fire Protection Engineer Work under the guidance and supervision of the Site Fire Safety Team Leader and the Site SHE Manager Evaluate applicable building and fire codes for industrial applications, guide and follow the design and build of fire ala...
The Ballistic Missile Defense Fleet Synthetic Training At Sea Subject Matter Expert (BFAS SME) will: provide expert operational and technical knowledge regarding BMD and Aegis weapons, sensors, and the Aegis Combat System. Investigate BMD and Aegis capabilities, plan and assist in the integration and development of the Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) ABMD and Aegis models and other joint BMD tr...
The NWDC Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Integration Engineer is a member of the Navy Warfare Development Command's (NWDC) Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Integrated Systems Division (ISD) engineering staff in support of the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) and Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE). The NWDC ISD team provides systems engineering solutions for the integration of NCTE live, virtual an...
SECURITY SERVICE PROFESSIONALS BE A LEGEND! SecurAmerica, one of the fastest growing and most respected security companies in the U.S. is looking for the best of the best to join our world class team that we are building in the Bradenton and Palmetto areas. We have immediate openings for "D" licensed security professionals with customer service skills to work in downtown Bradenton. Call 813 374 01...
Who we are and what we do. Chugach Alaska Corporation and subsidiaries Our Mission is to set the standard for first-class business services in the global market.We offer an exciting work environment, competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Chugach is a unique organization, capable of meeting the needs of government and private industries through a long-range program of business planning,...
Fire FiGhTer/MEDIC The Township of Brownstown is seeking qualified applicants for the creation of an eligibility list for the position of Full time Firefighter/Medic. Applicants must be 18 years or older, High School Graduate or equivalent, possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License with excellent driving record. Must present at time of application the following pieces of documentation: State of Mi...
NUCLEAR SECURITY OFFICER Securitas Security Services USA is hiring unarmed nuclear security supervisors for a temporary assignment. Wage is in the $15/hr. range. HSD or GED and valid driver's license with good driving record are required as well as supervisory experience, law enforcement and/or military experience. Must be able to pass an extensive background check and drug screen. Apply online at...
Community Supervision Officer The San Patricio County CSCD is accepting applications for the position of Community Supervision (Adult Probation) Officer. Applicants shall have a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related fields. Beginning salary is $2,575.00/month. Applications are available online at: or in person. Applicants may submit their r...
NOW HIRING All Qualified Applicants for the Position of Correctional Officer II Lieber Correctional Institution Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 21 years of age, High School Diploma or GED, No Criminal Record, Must possess a Valid Current Driver’s License. If offered employment, you must pass a physical examination. WORK SCHEDULE: 12 Hour Shift (No Rotation), 2 weekends off per month...
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...
WORK WITH THE PGA TOUR! CSC, the leader in crowd management, is now hiring Part-time Staff for The Players at TPC Sawgrass, summer concerts and the 2014 NCAA football season. Set your own schedule and earn extra money while gaining valuable experience working local sports & entertainment events. Florida Class D security license is preferred but we will train. Must be at least 18. EOE. FL Lic #BB95...
SECURITY SERVICES Dunbar Armored San Antonio, Texas To Apply See Below Driver/Guards JOB FAIR! Tues April 8, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm To be held at: Holiday Inn Int'l Airport 77 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 On-the-Spot Interviews for qualified candidates. $10-$10.50 hour, 401(k), paid training & vacation, company supplied uniforms & firearm, and vest/safety shoe program. Minimum age 21 years, val...
School Resource POLICE OFFICER City of Latrobe/Greater Latrobe School District The City of Latrobe is accepting applications to update a Civil service eligibility list and fill the position of full time School Resource Officer. An application package and requirements may be obtained at the Latrobe Municipal Building at 901 Jefferson Street, Latrobe, PA between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Fr...
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