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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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Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Senior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
Description Position Summary : To ensure hospital staff, patients and visitors are safe and that the hospital property is secured. ER security at Houston Northwest medical Center id provided by Harris County Law Enforcement Officer's. Duties and responsibilities vary from routine procedures to procedures in the event of a disaster. Qualifications Position Qualifications Minimum Education: Hig...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Junior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. With over $10.2B in global sales, Stanley is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace. We currently have an opening for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Ph...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocke...
The Locksmith, under the supervision of the Security Systems Coordinator, provides access control and locksmith services to the hospital. Duties may include operation and maintenance of minor electrical equipment connections, the fabrication of metal brackets, welding, and other duties required to achieve the department's mission. (EK) Job Qualifications:EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diplo...
Zeta Associates is seeking a full-time Security Director to lead our security programs at our headquarters and several geographically dispersed locations. Must have a minimum of 15 years experience supporting DOD and IC elements. Candidate must hold an active and current Top Secret clearance. SCI access level w/CI poly preferred. Industrial Security Professional (ISP®) certification with BA or BS ...
A vacancy exists for one (1) Part-Time Unarmed Security Officer. Must have a current New York State Security Guard License; Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent (college preferred); Must have at lest two (2) years of experience in contract or proprietor security and/or military or law enforcement security within the last five years; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old: Must ...
Account Manager Jupiter, FL 33478 Apply now if you are interested in working for Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) formerly Pinkerton Government Services. JOB SUMMARY Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, (SCIS) specializes in security, fire, and emergency services for government agencies and contractor companies that are required to meet federal government security...
Summary This position provides security activities within and around the perimeter of the facility. Primary Duties and Responsibilities • Maintains security of an assigned post, being alert at all times and taking necessary action to prevent escapes. Monitors patient activities intervening as needed to control disruptive or violent behaviors. • Monitors and controls all communication systems, ...
Security Officers (Correctional Officers) seeking a full-time opportunity, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenges you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help! We are a leader in our industry. We ensure our employees a stable career, competitive benefits, and a diversified range of employment. With us, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. Now’s t...
Detention Counselors seeking a full-time opportunity, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenges you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help! We are a leader in our industry. We ensure our employees a stable career, competitive benefits, and a diversified range of employment. With us, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. Now’s the time to start your...
Summary This position provides security activities within and around the perimeter of the facility. Primary Duties and Responsibilities • Maintains security of an assigned post, being alert at all times and taking necessary action to prevent escapes. Monitors patient activities intervening as needed to control disruptive or violent behaviors. • Monitors and controls all communication systems, ...
Security Officers, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenge you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help! We are a world leader in our industry. We ensure our employees a stable career, competitive benefits and a diversified range of employment. With us, there’s no telling how far you’ll go. Now’s the time to start your journey! Security Monitor (Se...
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Integrated Mission Systems business unit in Hagerstown, Maryland is continuing to grow in support of its customers and needs your help in this effort. We provide capability to the Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, other agencies, and various international customers by supplying their required Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance sol...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10018
Field Supervisor Requirements: Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner Must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting ...

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