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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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Lagarda Security, one of the areas largest privately owned security companies, is looking for Unarmed Security Officers to fill immediate openings in the Ann Arbor area. Applicants must have former Security or Military experience. * Transportation * Prior military or Security experience * No criminal record * Valid drivers license * Good work ethic * Verifiable work history * Drug Free (we check)...
Prudential Security, one of the largest providers of contract security in South Eastern Michigan, is looking for Security Officers and Supervisors to fill several day shift openings in the Detroit area. If you have: *Prior Security or Police/Military experience preferred but not necessary *No criminal record *Valid drivers license *Good work ethic *Verifiable work history *Drug Free We offer: *Exc...
Successful applicant will provide engineering support to project engineers and other team members during post- delivery and modernization availabilities. Specific tasking includes, but is not limited to, the following: -Collect, validate, process, and maintain Ship Systems assessment discrepancies in accordance with Fleet Wholeness and Aegis Readiness initiatives. -Adhere to specific Navy instruct...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Minimizing financial losses to Chase Paymentech by monitoring merchant trends and activities. Investigate and resolve merchant risk issues that are generated from our internal risk management monitoring systems. Ability to handle stressful situations as well as possessing excellent time management and communication, prioritizing tasks, sound decision-making,...
Overview: When you join our family at Emeritus at Chris Ridge, you join a group that believes in integrity, responsiveness, and forthright communication. We work together to make a real difference in the lives of our residents. If you share our family values and dedication, we'd love to meet you. Responsibilities: At Emeritus, you'll help to uphold the excellent service standards that have made us...
Sumter County Government Correctional Institute SUMTER COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER CORRECTIONAL OFFICER The Sumter County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Correctional Officer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to supervising inmates, observing inmates conduct...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Security Guard for our NW Houston, TX client for a Direct Hire opportunity. Duties: Patrol premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion Ensure security of doors, windows and gates Set alarms of all buildings once all personnel have left Call police or fire department in cases of emergency such as fire or prese...
Police Officer POLICE OFFICER Lower Merion Police Department Montgomery County Recruiting for Probationary Police Officer. See our Website for additional information: or call 610-645-6250...
ABOUT THE COMPANY Founded in 1988, First Cash Financial Services, Inc. is a leading specialty retailer and provider of consumer financial services. Our pawn stores make small loans secured by pledged personal property and retail a wide variety of jewelry, electronics, tools and other merchandise. The Company's short-term loan locations provide various combinations of financial services products, i...
City of Bloomington Full-time Positions The City is currently accepting applications for a Community Development Director and Grants Coordinator & numerous Seasonal Positions. For more information and applications visit or come to Human Resources at City Hall, 109 E. Olive Street. The City of Bloomington is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
CHIEF OF POLICE North Belle Vernon Borough is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police. Interested parties are to send resume to: Borough of North Belle Vernon, 503 Speer St., N. Belle Vernon, PA 15012. Resumes must be received on or before May 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m....
Part time clerical position. Payroll/AP experience. $15.65/hr. *****...
Francis Mine, 26431
security guard position open at local auto auction. Must be available for flexible hours. Involves dispatching drivers and monitoring all facility conditions, vehicles, property and equipment. E-mail resumes to ***** or apply at Mountain State Auto Auction, Exit 125 off I-79, Tues-Sun. This job listing brought to you by The Times-West Virginian...
Sharon, 16146
Part time Firefighters needed @ City of Sharon in Western Pennsylvania. Must be PA Firefighter 1, OH 120 or equivalent. Send resume and certification to ***** or mail to: HR, 155 W. Connelly Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146. This job listing brought to you by The Sharon Herald...
Waukesha, 53188
Police Deputy Sheriff Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is establishing a one year eligibility list for Deputy Sheriff Positions. 2014 salary range: $21.75 - $31.28 per hour plus an excellent benefit package. Consideration may be granted for previous law enforcement experience. Requirements: high school diploma or GED; 60 semester credits of post high school education or an Associates Degree; m...
Oklahoma City, 73118
Guardsmark Unarmed $10 per hour Now Hiring for first & second shifts in OKC & Edmond. Good benefits, CLEET preferred, minimum age 21. Apply at 4801 N. Classsen Blvd #139, OKC Mon- Fri 9-4 This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
POLICE OFFICER The South Williamsport Police Department will be accepting applications in order to create an eligibility list to fill a vacant position. Applicants must meet the following basic requirements: * Applicants must be at least 21 years of age *Applicants must have a High School diploma * Applicants must be cer- tified under Act 120 at the time of appoint- ment. * Pass written and oral c...
*TOP JOB* FIRE FIGHTER The City of Fort Dodge is accepting applications for the position of Fire Fighter. Application packet, requirements and complete job description may be found on the City of Fort Dodge website at or contact Human Resources at 515-576-6869 or ***** Deadline for filing application is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014. Minorities and women are...
U.S. Probation Officer F-T position in Rapid City, South Dakota. Responsible for guiding offenders toward lawful lifestyle & willful compliance with court orders. For minimum requirements & application go to
Job Summary: This position is under the direction of the Security Supervisor or Assistant Security Supervisor and is responsible for carrying out line level security duties on assigned Alpha properties. This includes but is not limited to access control, use of company radios, monitoring of cameras, patrol and refinery duties. Officers must maintain a professional security presence at all times. P...
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