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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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THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT PSTA is solely recruiting for qualified individuals interested in attending PSTA's Protective Security Officer (PSO) training Program. The PSO training program has limited seats and a competitive admissions process - not everyone will qualify for admission to PSTA. PSOs provide armed protective services under contract to the Department of Homeland Security...
Description: We are seeking an IT Systems Manager who will be an individual contributor responsible for security and ISO certification management for the design and building of multi-tenancy environments in Optum Technology Center. We need a self-motivated individual with good communication skills and the ability to work directly with customers to translate their needs into technical solutions. Yo...
UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS LOS ANGELES AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services). SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an a...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS RANCHO CORDOVA AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services). SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an...
UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS SANTA CLARA AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services). SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an a...
UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS REDMOND, WASHINGTON AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services). SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents...
Exciting, mid-level procurement role at an international level POSITION OVERVIEW: This position is responsible for the management and control of purchasing finished good products(sourced globally), product movement to and from outside converters and other non-inventory purchases. This includes, but is not limited to: establishing and monitoring inventory levels against forecasts (to achieve target...
We are screening candidates for full-time Close Protection Specialists with over seas experience and a NCIS, CID or OSI background. To Learn More and Apply visit us at www.gavindebecker.com/careers Protection Our Washington, D.C. associates operate in dynamic environments, protecting at-risk public figures during international travel and within the greater Washington, D.C. area. Travel Our Washing...
We are screening candidates for full-time Security and Protection Specialist openings within our various field offices. To Learn More and Apply visit us at www.gavindebecker.com/careers Mission and Service To protect our at-risk clients where and when they need us the most. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Executive Protection Operations Management Logistics Coordination Estate Sec...
ALLSTATE SECURITY NOW HIRING CENTRAL STATION MONITOR Top Pay & Health Benefits! Apply at 3433 Plains Blvd., Amarillo....
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department, a Police Officer maintains order, enforces laws and ordinances, and protects life and property; issues citations, makes arrests, prepares reports, and provides information to the public and depart...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Angeles...
Los Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Ange...
Los Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Ange...
Los Police Officer If you're looking for a career, not just a job, the LAPD is the place for you. The LAPD is looking to hire 300+ officers by June 2014. Don't miss your opportunity to earn a good living in a stable career with so much room for advancement. Answer the call to protect and to serve our community. Experience: Entry-Level/ Lateral Salary: $48,462+ DOE As a sworn member of the Los Ange...
We are screening candidates for full-time Global Security Operations Specialist openings within our various field offices. To Learn More and Apply visit us at www.gavindebecker.com/careers Mission and Service To protect our at-risk clients where and when they need us the most. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Executive Protection Operations Management Logistics Coordination Estate...
Company Description Saint-Gobain is a leading worldwide producer of abrasives, building materials, high performance plastics, insulation, flat glass, glass containers, piping and industrial ceramics. In the US and Canada, Saint-Gobain employees over 19,000 people across approximately 330 sites. Globally, the Company employs over 190,000 people. Bryan, TX is home to one of five facilities under Sai...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respons...
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SECURITY GUARD Full or Part Time, 3pm-11pm, some weekends. Must have a valid PA driver's license, some computer skills & must be able to snow plow during the winter months & lift 80lbs or more. Pre-employment drug screen, 403B with match, free uniform tops & free parking. Apply in Person or Online: Fair Oaks of Pittsburgh 2200 W. Liberty Ave., Pgh 15226 www.fairoakspgh.com EOE...
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