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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...
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: 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...
PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER I - Long Term Career Opportunity - $14.67 to $17.83 per hour The Shasta Area Safety Communications Agency (SHASCOM911) is accepting applications for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher I. To apply for this position an application must be submitted. The application must be accompanied by a 5 minute typing certificate with a net score of 45 words per minute or bette...
Universal Protection Service, the leader in security opportunities, invites you to apply today to be one of our dynamic Professional Security Officers. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be exceptional---to maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service, and to create exceptional results. Universal Protection Service seeks passionate applicants who love working with peo...
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 responsibility of the Loss Prevention Manager (LPM) is to support their assigned stores business plan and the direction of Corporate Loss Prevention by providing leadership, expertise, and training to their assigned store for the reduction of inventory shortage and controllable losses. To be successful the LPM must consistently demonstrate the following core competencie...
SECURITY/CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONALS BE A LEGEND! SecurAmerica, one of the fastest growing and most respected security companies in the U.S. is looking for the best of the best to join our world class team that we are building in the Cincinnati/Covington areas of Ohio and Kentucky. We have immediate openings for part time security officers at a very nice account. Before you go anywhere else,...
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Transportation Services is recruiting for Security Officer 3 positions. Starting pay is $13.681 per hour plus excellent benefits. Monitor, operate, and maintain parking lots. Enforce parking rules and regulations on the UW-Madison Campus. For complete descriptions, go to: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Classified/PDDetail.aspx?vacid=93279&title=65513 Must poss...
Airport Police Officers The Florence Regional Airport, Florence, SC is accepting applications for Airport Police Officers. Under the direction of the Chief of Public Safety, Airport Police Officers are responsible for the security of persons and property at the Florence Regional Airport and for enforcing applicable federal, state and local laws to include Airport Rules and Regulations. Minimum Qua...
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 an Assistant Loss Prevention Supervisor, you will support My Macy's and assist the Loss Prevention Manager to ensure that our store operates efficiently and achieves our shortage goals. Your scope of responsibility will include protecting Company assets, managing Loss Prevention payroll expense, supervising Loss Prevention team and directing shortage initiatives, investi...
The City of Camas, Washington is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. The officer will perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes including controlling traffic flow, conducting investigations and providing police protection to safeguard lives, property and the constitutional rights of citizens; provide support and assis...
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...
HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WANTS YOU! We are looking for all former and current military personnel interested in a rewarding career with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. We offer great benefits, opportunities for growth, competitive salaries, and an excellent retirement plan. Currently we have the following positions available: - Detention Officers - LVNs, RNs - Communication Officers ...
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...
Alarm Dispatch Operator Job Description As Florida’s largest privately owned and operated full service security provider, Safetouch Security has been protecting families and businesses for 30 years! As an alarm dispatch operator you will learn and become familiar with the daily operations of what it takes to provide the best monitoring service in the industry. This position does require flexible...
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 Part Time Weekend position. 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...
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...

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