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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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Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking a Security Technician in Maryland. To work with our government client at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD. This position will support the Office of the Director and interacts with a wide range of program staff, DoD and military personnel. In addition, the Security Technician will have front line contacts with internal and external customers requiri...
Universal Protection Service is recruiting an experienced Security Supervisor for a prestigious High-Rise account in Downtown San Francisco, Monday through Friday Day Shift schedule, $18-23/hr. DOE + benefits and growth opportunities. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be Exceptional! To maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service, and to create exceptional results!...
Community Education Centers (CEC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director at Community Alternatives of Black Hills (CABH). Community Educations Centers (CEC) is a leading provider of community corrections programs, in-prison treatment programs and offender management services. Working in over 15 states across the U.S., we provide a foundation of support to change addictive and...
-4.6.3 PR / SERE / Reintegration Training Management Support; the Contractor shall: 4.6.3.1 Establish standards, policies, and requirements for SERE reintegration operations with rescue forces, potential isolated personnel, and commanders and staff USAF- wide. Design, build, manage, and maintain curriculum, courseware, and training plans to support Guardian Angel (GA) weapon system and PR missions...
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 fellow LP team...
5 to 7 years of experience Journeyman Licensed Start - 07/14/14...
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Verifies security clearance status for visitors and potential new employees, subcontractors, and consultants. Prepares visit requests for access to job site based on appropriate clearance and need to know. Produces visit requests for employees/subcontractors/consultants to visit other cleared facilities Obtains and maintains appropriate security clearances for all contractor s...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Global Support Services, LLC (GSS) is seeking a Security Clerk in Maryland. Assists with the day-to-day operation of the Security measures ensuring a safe and secure environment for customers, employees, and visitors; protects buildings, assets, and premises. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Controls and verifies authorized pedestrian access to and from controlled restricted areas. Ensures vali...
Galactic Network Integrators (GNI) has an opening for immediate hire for an Office Administrator in Farmington, NM. It is required that the employee is proficient in using office automation equipment and software including but not necessarily limited to a Personal Computer, Xerox Copy Machine, Facsimile Machine, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.), and Adobe. The incumbent must als...
At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be Exceptional! To maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service, and to create exceptional results! Universal Services of America has created the most jobs of any U.S. company in the past 3 years, according to a list from Inc. magazine's Hire Power top 100 companies. Universal has created 17,330 jobs and now has almost 21,000 employe...
Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and reports security issu...
My client needs a “Guard” for a short term assignment with one of their customers in Cadiz, Oh which is about 60 miles west of Pittsburgh. Client is going to be filling a 2.2 million gallon tank out of the city water supply. The water will be running 24hrs a day, 5 days a week for 2-3 weeks. They are looking for a line watch for the evenings… Details: • Duration: Approx. 3 weeks • 5 days/week, and...
Position Summary The Security Officer under the direction of the site or operations supervisor performs a variety of security, safety, customer services, public relations duties, and related functions specific to the job account. The Security Officer provides first line response to emergencies and carries out the policies and procedures of Property Management and observes and reports security issu...
If interested in the IT Quality Assurance Analyst position please apply here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10018171 Job Title (Date): IT Quality Assurance Analyst (July 2014) Department: Information Technology Employee Type: Full Time Reports to: Senior Manager, IT Services FLSA Status: Exempt Travel Required: None Supervisory Responsibility: None Salary Range: $56, 879.00 – $87,026.00*...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to fill an open position at our corporate office located in Columbus, Ohio. Casual Office environment located at Easton Towne Center - Free parking Medical, RX, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD & LTD Disability Insurance off...
SITE SUPERVISORS NEEDED (ALL FIVE BOROUGHS) * IMMEDIATE HIRE * ALL SHIFTS AVAILABLE FOR ALL FIVE BOROUGHS/OPEN SCHEDULE AVAILABILITY * STARTING SALARY TO START $10.00 TO $14.00 PER HOUR * MEDICAL BENEFITS AND VACATION * MUST HAVE A VALID NY SECURITY GUARD LICENSE * MUST HAVE 2-5 YEARS SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE * MUST EXHIBIT EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BOTH VERBAL AND WRITT...
This classification works at a Department of Workforce Development Local Office providing employment and supportive services. Responsibilities will include greeting customers, assess service needs, review applicant’s information and assist with customer tracking. Work directly with customers to obtain information to determine interest in, need for and eligibility for unemployment insurance, employ...
1st Choice, LLC is hiring ENTRY LEVEL CHEMISTS for our client in Washington, DC. This is a research and development position utilizing analytical chemistry and experience with Scanning Electronic Microscopy and Thin Layer Chromography to work in an accredited laboratory with required standards and methodology. RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES Provide technical and administrative support related to Forensic...
Overview: As a Retail Door Guard, you will deter theft and maintain a safe business environment. This position leads to a Loss Prevention Detective position. Key Accountabilities: - Communicate suspicious activity to Security - Monitor customer traffic entering and exiting the store Skills Summary: - Prior retail security experience preferred - Ability to adapt to possible stressful situations - A...
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