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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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ADT & MONITRONICS ALARM SERVICES TELEMARKETING/LEAD GENERATION/SALES *BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL BE PERFORMED TELEMARKETERS: Work from home. Auto Dialer on-line provided, all automatic. Headset, Computer, Internet Service required. Contacting Homeowners, using base script, setting appointment for Sales Reps. Base Pay + Bonuses, depending upon experience. Tues-Saturday FullTime LEAD GENERATION: ...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking an Industrial Security Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will support programs in Fairfax and Chantilly, VA. The successful candidate will be the Contractor Program Security Officer (CPSO) for Intelligence Community Programs. This includes performing security tasks in accordance with establi...
Description Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking a IS Sector Security West OneBadge Operator to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in San Diego, CA. Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge... Roles and Responsibilities: • Produces employee and guest badges, identification cards, and security reader cards. • Maintains all ...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: As a Loss Prevention Seasonal Security Guard, you will be an integral part of bringing the magic of Macy's to life. Seasonal Seasonal Security Guard work as part of a team to meet department and store objectives, and your individual responsibilities will include deterring theft and maintaining a safe business environment. Seasonal Security Guard will have work schedules tha...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and...
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 Aerospace Group is the world?s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commerci...
JOB SUMMARY Manages the security services provided to assigned site(s) including client service and problem resolution, service enhancement and expansion, new business development, operational effectiveness, preparation of post orders, staffing, scheduling, supervision and training. Performs a variety of management functions at assigned site; may be assigned a rank, as defined by client contract....
NYC Security Company looking for full time Field Supervisors 5-6 years experience in the Security Industry required. Must be able to be flexible with schedule Must be available to work all shifts and weekends. Must have personal vehicle. Must be able to direct, supervise and communicate with employees and management. Phone and computer skills a must. Please submit resumes to dstormes@winfie...
Experienced D & G licensed security officers needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Must be available to work various shifts, including over-night. Prior boating knowledge is a plus! Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access contr...
$30,000 Paid Vacations Paid Holiday Health & Welfare Quality Investigations is adding to our team in Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and West Memphis for the Federal Protective Services for the state of Arkansas. PROTECTIVE SECURITY OFFICERS Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years old and possess a high school diploma or General Education Certificate (GED). Some college is preferred bu...
Why UMB Energetic. Friendly. Fun. Not exactly the words that first come to mind when you think about working in the financial industry, right? We get it. At UMB we pride ourselves on being different. We operate in a team-based environment, made up of diverse associates who are passionate, innovative and focused! We have plenty of tradition too – actually over 100 years of it! We're proud of our ...
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is a rapidly growing operator of full-line sporting goods stores in small to mid-sized markets predominantly in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern sections of the United States. Our stores offer a broad assortment of quality athletic equipment, footwear and apparel at competitive prices with superior customer service. Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. is the only sp...
Be HomeGoods Happy. HomeGoods offers an exciting and rapidly changing selection of home décor merchandise, including giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories and seasonal merchandise at great values. It's where highly motivated professionals turn for outstanding and unique experiences in a very creative and supportive environment. It's also where you will find success and ...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Manufacturing Engineer II in Lynnwood, WA. Manufacturing Engineer Position Overview: Apply knowledge of materials and engineering theory and methods to design, integrate, and improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work to refine product designs to increase product manufacturability and cost effectiveness. Performs a variety of ...

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