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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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ATK Aerospace Group is the world’s top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. ATK in Clearfield, UT is recruiting for an intermediate level Industrial Security Specialist who will be responsible for the day to day operations for plant security, and serve as an Assistant Contractor Program Security Officer (ACPSO) for mult...
Description Overview: Macy's state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Full Time Security Associate position. Weekends will be required. Some benefits of working in this world-class operation include: Opportunity to work with the latest in material handling and warehouse management systems technology Very stable, well-known, and we...
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: 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: Macy's state-of-the-art direct-to-consumer fulfillment center is currently seeking talented individuals to fill Security Associate positions. Some benefits of working in this world-class operation include: Opportunity to work with the latest in material handling and warehouse management systems technology Very stable, well-known, and well-respected brands (Macy's and Bloo...
GUARDSMARK, LLC is seeking adynamic SECURITY MANAGER to work at the Little Rock Branch and oversee contract security services being provided to our prestigious clients. If you work well independently, are looking for a challenge and enjoy helping people, this may be the right career path for you. Guardsmarkis an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women ...
Job Overview: The Loss Prevention Security Specialist I is responsible to prevent loss and control shrink by performing loss prevention related activities and monitoring loss prevention related company policies and programs throughout the store(s). The LP Specialist deters, detects and apprehends those individuals committing thefts or other crimes against the Company at the store level; and condu...
Distribution Center Security (Cranbury, NJ) It's time to feel the reward that comes with making a real impact; it's time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group. While working for Metro One, you will be given the opportunity to exercise your mind for business in an environment that values advancement. We are an established Loss Prevention Company looking to hire qualified Security Office...
Experienced D & G licensed security officers needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 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 control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent computer and ...
09-Oct-2014 to 20-Nov-2014 (CST) Police Officer Pearland, TX, USA $16.16/hour Cadet; $24.66/hour Probationary Police Officer Full Time Non-Exempt The City participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) at a 7% employee deposit rate with a municipal matching ratio of 2:1. A full range of leave and insurance benefits is also provided. Test Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Test ...
SCIS is currently hiring for a Part-time Security Officer in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area. SECURITY OFFICER JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, providing for the security and safety of client property and personnel. Makes periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment. Preserves order a...
Company Information: We are a leading Integrator with over 25 years of experience that support some of the most prestigious organizations in the country as our clientele. We offer installations world wide with direct engineering support and design services. We are highly recognized as one of the leading integrators in our industry and are continually growing. Job Description: This position is r...

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