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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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ABM Security Services has one Full-time Shift Supervisor position available in San Francisco. Requirements: 4 years Security Officer Experience. 3 years High Rise Experience 2 years Supervisory Experience. High School Diploma or GED. Must be able to work Saturday thru Thursday. (Day & Swing Shifts). Must be at least 18 years of age. Must possess a valid/current Guard Card Must successfully complet...
Signals Analyst (immediate fill) TechINT is currently recruiting for a Signals Analyst to support a contract in Aberdeen MD. Description: Ability to perform acquisition, analysis and reporting of state-of-the-art communications signals. Provide in-depth analysis on a variety of complex digital communications signals using sophisticated communications equipment and computer technology to provide cr...
NewHope Security Is looking for motivated hard workers must be DCJS certified armed or unarmed looking for serious in inguieies only also looking for a contract manager someone to sell the business to our potential clients please call if interested this is a new company please come and grow with us. Contact: Mr Turner 757-256-4547 757-244-0089...
West Texas A&M University Police Department The University Police Department of West Texas A&M University is currently accepting applications for the position of POLICE OFFICER. For complete job description and to apply online go to A Personal History Statement is required and may be obtained by calling Human Resources at 806-651-2114. This is a security sensitive position. A crimi...
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Sutter County Deputy Sheriff - Lateral w/POST Basic or Intermediate Cert. $4,400 - $5,689/Monthly w/POST Advanced Cert. $4,634 - $5,689/Monthly *May close without notice once sufficient number of qualified applications are received Apply Immediately! Sutter County Human Resources (530) 822-7113 Yuba City, California EOE/ADA This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
FIREFIGHTERS WANTED Paid training, good salary, $ for school, regular raises, benefits, retirement. HS grads ages 17-34. Call Mon-Fri (800)242-3736...
PART TIME & ON-CALL DISPATCHERS The City of Upper Arlington is accepting applications for part-time and on-call Police/Fire Dispatchers. Visit for more information. EOE. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
SECURITY - TOLEDO ZOO PT team oriented facility security needed, all shifts, 24 hrs/wk, may incl. holidays & wkds. Res. incl. security rounds, monitoring of building intrusion/fire detection systems, air/water temperature ranges & water filtration systems. Law enforcement or fire science background pref. Starting pay range $8.25/hr. Please submit resume utilizing only one of the following methods....
SECURITY OFFICERS PITTSBURGH AND SURROUNDING AREAS Open interviews will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm at Am-Gard, 600 Main St. Pittsburgh, PA 15215. Must have clear criminal background;pre employment drug test. Pay rates vary....
CHIEF OF POLICE POSITION FOR HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP BEAVER COUNTY The Township of Hopewell is conducting a search for the position of Chief of Police. Hopewell Township is a First Class Township located in Beaver County Pennsylvania with a population of 12,600 residents. The ideal candidates must be of the highest integrity and have a proven track record of proactive, hands-on, participative management...
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER, PART-TIME ALLEGHENY COUNTY Allegheny County is accepting applications for a Correctional Officer, Part-Time in the Allegheny County Jail. For application requirements and job description check our website at or visit us at our Human Resources office at 102 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA....
CITY OF DUMAS Police Officer Performs a full range of police duties necessary to enforce the law including but not limited to routine stops for traffic violations, investigation of complaints, maintaining order, aiding individuals, and identifying/arresting criminal offenders Candidates with current Texas Peace Officer License who successfully complete the department's physical agility test, writt...
EMT/Security Officer $12/hr Jackson Requires valid EMT lic plus high school diploma or equivalent, valid drivers license and clearcriminal record. Advance Life Support experience Apply online: Search by Location (Jackson, MI) EOE/AA - Minority/Female/ Disabled/Veteran - DFWP G4S...
FIREFIGHTER/EMT Town of Barrington The Barrington Fire Department is accepting employment applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT. An applicant must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate. Minimum qualifications include a valid RI motor vehicle license and Rhode Island EMTB certification. Applicant must have or obtain the Rhode Island EMTC certific...
POLICE OFFICER: The Town of East Greenwich is accepting applications for the position of police officer. Information and applications are available on the web at (Town Government tab/Forms & Guidelines/Human Resources Forms/Police Officer application) or in the lobby of the Police Dept, 176 First Avenue....
Savannah Technical College is recruiting for the following position: POLICE CAPTAIN For more information, please visit - - click on Employment. Send application, cover letter + resume to: Savannah Technical College, ATTN: Human Resources, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405 E.O.I....
Navy Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX HS GRADS Get a great full-time job! Good pay, full benefits, 30 days vacation/yr, reg. raises. No exp needed, will train. ages 17-38. Call M-F 800-492-4841 The Dallas Morning News - 04/20/2014...
Park Ranger IV Cedar Hill State Park Cedar Hill, TX Cedar Hill State Park is looking for qualified applicants to join our team. The following positions are available: Park Ranger V – Assistant Superintendent Operations - Posting #14-00560 Park Ranger IV – Park Police Officer/Community Outreach Specialist- Posting #14-00555 Park Ranger I-II-III – Park Police Officer - Posting # 14-00559 All interes...
Pinellas Park, 33781
Security Associate Responsible for the overall safety and security concerns of apartment community. Apply in person or online: Freedom Village I Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc 7700 66th St. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781 EEO/AAP/DFW Reference Code:100414703702...
Oakvale, 24740
POSITION AVAILABLE The Mercer County Commission is accepting applications for a temporary full-time Animal Control Officer. Must have high school diploma or GED, valid driver's license and no prior convictions. Previous background in law enforcement or security is preferred. Applications may be picked up at the Mercer County Animal Shelter or the Mercer County Commission Office, located on the sec...
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