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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 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...
Grand Opening Spring of 2015! At Kohl's, we're always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. EXPECT A GREAT FUTURE AT KOHL'S Kohl’s is looking for friendly people to join our team. We have opportunities to advance all career paths and offer the following perks to our fu...
Grand Opening Spring of 2015! At Kohl's, we're always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. EXPECT A GREAT FUTURE AT KOHL'S Kohl’s is looking for friendly people to join our team. We have opportunities to advance all career paths and offer the following perks to our fu...
Company Confidential Mesquite, TX, 75150
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR NEEDED Licensed Private Investigator needed for growing company in Mesquite, TX. Experience with surveillance, skip tracing, working with law enforcement, and able to use a variety of methods to track down and catch people. Must be self motivated, creative with search methods, organized, able to communicate effectively, and able to work independently. Please send resume with...
Part Time Police Officer The Village of Brewster is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Police Officer. Applications will be available at the Brewster Village Hall between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays). Completed applications must be dropped off by the applicant no later than 3:30 pm on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Brewster Village Hall, Clerk - T...
The Village of Navarre is accepting applications for the position of auxiliary patrolman paying $13.25 hourly. Applicant must be a certified police officer through Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Applications are available at Clerk-Treasurers office, 27 Canal St W or online at www.navarreohio.net. Applications will be accepted until 3:00 P.M. December 30, 2014....
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will be responsible for the safety, security and proper care of the youth during the assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. JOB SPECIFIC STANDARDS Essential Functions: Residential Youth Care: Youth care:...
Guardsmark Unarmed Security Now hiring 5 full time security officers for upscale location in Edmond. Starting at $10.00 to $10.50 per hour. Good benefits. All shifts available. CLEET preferred, minimum age 21. Apply Mon- Fri 9-4 at 4801 N. Classsen Blvd #139, OKC This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
*TOP JOB* SECURITY TEAM MEMBERS Sweetwater is seeking several individuals to become part of a new Security team performing a number of safety and security processes in our Distribution Center. Responsibilities include monitoring employees, visitors and the general public entering and exiting theDistribution Center; operating a security scanner; tracking inventory throughout the building and...
*TOP JOB* Plant Security Guard NEW MARTINSVILLE, WV FACILITY Bayer MaterialScience One of the world's largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics has an immediate opening for Plant Security Guard. Successful applicants must be EMT-B certified, able to work shift work, computer literate. Hourly rate $17/hour plus benefits. To submit an application, go to: www.career.bayer.us ...
The Town of Covington is accepting applications for a Police Officer Salary depends on qualifications. CLEET Certified Preferred Applications must be picked up in person, Monday thru Friday 8am-Noon & 1-4pm Town of Covington 224 W. Maine Covington, OK 73730 The Town is an equal opportunity employer. This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
The Town of Rockport, MA seeks qualified candidates for the position of Full Time Police Chief The Town of Rockport is a coastal village and tourist community forty-five miles northeast of Boston situated at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula (pop. 7,400 yr. round/22,000 summer). Commuter rail service to Boston. Position to replace long-serving retired Police Chief. Rockport PD is a full service po...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10036
Security Guard for Manhattan Theater District. All shifts. Must be neat in appearance. Must be reliable.Should also be available on short notice as well as weekly schedule and weekends. Must be NYS Licensed Security Guard. Fire Guard certification desired....
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Description IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. POSITION SUMMARY: Senior staff level position established to assist management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including: Learning, promoting and up...
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 ...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Senior Buyer in Lynnwood, WA to join our high performing Supply Chain Management Team. If you thrive in a fast paced production environment and are adept in technical interactions with engineering and production teams, please read on! The Sr. Buyer is responsible for purchasing commodities (classified as moderate to high with regard to material d...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Production Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA to join our high performing Precision Transducer Products (PTP) Team. If you enjoy making a difference in a fast paced production environment that takes pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time, please read on! As a Crane Aerospace Production Supervisor you will be responsible for leading and di...

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