Security Employment Information
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.
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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Security Command Center Operator Moorsetown, NJ Must be flexible SOS Security Inc is seeking a Security Command Center Operator at a prestigious customer site in Moorsetown, NJ. All candidates must have a minimum of 3 to 4 year’s experience as a Console Operator or related experience to be considered for this position Requirements Candidates must meet the follow basic qualifications for this posit...
Description Overview: As a Macy's Loss Prevention/Security Detective, you'll help us protect our company's assets. You will perform internal and external surveillances using our state-of-the-art detection and investigation systems, as well as put your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test in resolving complex investigations. Working in partnership with your Manager, store team, and fel...
Description Overview: The primary responsibility of a Lead Loss Prevention/Security Detective is to protect the assets of the Company, help maintain a safe business environment, and monitor and enforce associate compliance to Company policies and rules of conduct. This is accomplished through promoting shortage prevention and awareness, conducting audits, and detecting and apprehending shoplifters...
Distribution Center Loss Prevention Associate - A Distribution Center Loss Prevention Associate ensures the safety and security of Von Maur employees, visitors and company assets in the Distribution Center. Provides administrative support to the loss prevention department and various other areas at the Von Maur Center. Primary responsibilities of a Distribution Center Loss Prevention Associate inc...
Chelmsford, MA - Full Time Armed Security Officer - $16.50/HR Guardsmark is seeking a Full TIME Armed Security Officer to work 32+ hours per week. * Candidates must meet all the requirements below in order to be considered. * Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends * Candidates must have prior LE, Military, Corrections or significant armed experience to be considered....
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Armed Security Officers in Jersey City, NJ (Retired Law Enforcement Officers) $20 / per hour This is a Part Time position Saturday 1400 - 2100 Sunday 1300 - 1900 At a minimum applicants must meet the following qualifications: · Must have retired or separated under honorable circumstances from a New Jersey or federal law enforcement agency. · Must possess a current New Jersey Permit to Carry a Hand...
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GUARDSMARK, LLC. a prestigious nationwide security firm and largest employer of former FBI agents in the world has positions available at the following locations: *FULL TIME OPPORTUNITY. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK THE 3PM-11PM SHIFT ANY DAY OF THE WEEK* *MUST BE ABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS* *MUST BE ABLE CONDUCT WALKING PATROLS IN EXCESS OF ONE HOUR* WOBURN, MA - Full time Security Officer position...
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