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Security Officer Job Overview

Security officers offer protection for people and companies around the world. They face concerns and potential safety hazards as part of their daily responsibilities, such as risk of terrorism, theft, illegal activity and vandalism. Their main job duties include patrolling an area and keeping watch to make sure that any suspicious activity is eliminated immediately before something potentially dangerous can take place. Depending on the specific area in which the security officer is working, an armed security guard will also have a weapon for protection. Security officers work in a variety of industries, including banking, healthcare, education, retail and others.

Security Officer Job Education Requirements

Most security officer jobs require a high school diploma to qualify for employment. They must also have clean criminal records, since employers always run background checks on security officers before hiring them. Those who have previous experience in security, military or law enforcement might also qualify for higher level positions. Some employers will also provide training for all security guards that details the job description and duties, as well as the expectations. A security officer might need to meet a certain weight requirement, since physical activity is a key part of being successful in this type of job.

Security Officer Job Market

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 12.1 percent growth in security officer jobs between 2012 and 2022. This translates to more than 129,000 jobs that will open up within that timeframe. Since theft, vandalism and other crimes are common problems around the world, many companies seek qualified and proactive security guards who will do everything they can to protect assets and customers. With so many concerns for business owners, they will make sure to find the security officers who can offer protection and safety for those who visit their stores or places of business.

Security Officer Job Salary Information

The median salary for security officers in 2012 was $23,970. Those who work in busier metropolis areas, such as New York City, often earn the highest salaries, since they deal with more crime in these areas. The security officers earning the highest wages earned an average salary of $42,490, while those on the low end earned $17,390. There are many different options for security officer jobs, such as loss prevention analysts who work to protect store assets, or directors of retail loss, who oversee other staff members.

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Description As Computer Systems Security Analyst: Designs, tests, and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products. Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design. Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access. Uses encryption technology, penetration...
SECURITY NOW HIRING Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available In the Memphis Metropolitan Area Guardsmark, LLC is currently hiring above average individuals interested in working any days and/or evening shifts. At least 1 year exp. is a plus. Will train qualified candidates. We Offer: * FREE UNIFORMS* MATCHING 401K PLAN* 3 SHIFTS AVAILABLE*HEALTH INSURANCE *FREE LIFE INS.* COMPETITIVE PAY App...
Security Professionals Wanted Currently hiring Full & Part time Security Officers & Security Supervisors for Downtown Pitts- burgh & Moon Twp. Must be at least 21yrs of age.HS diploma/GED Drug-free with clean criminal re- cord. Competitive wage with excel- lent benefits! Call 412-325-4150 Mon-Fri 9-5 to schedule interview...
Security Officers needed for high level corporate and manufacturing security environments located throughout Westchester County, New York (Yonkers, NY and Valhalla, NY most urgent). The Security Officers at this client site are responsible for: (1) Access Control; (2) Security Patrols- Walking Security Tours; (3) Customer Service Duties; (4) Completion of Daily Security Reports- DSR's; (5) Emergen...
Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by providing a strong security presence. Controls access in & out of secured yard for customer pick up of merchandise. We have full time and part time positions available. Duties: * Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; checking orders & vehicles; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; p...
Metropolitan Security Group Metropolitan Security Group is currently accepting resumes for qualified New York State Licensed Security Officers. We are seeking experienced professionals, who possess excellent customer service and professional communication skills. Our client locations are throughout Manhattan in the commercial real-estate market. Position Requirements: Compose and complete timel...
Looking for a career in Security? Rochdale Village, Inc. is an affordable housing cooperative with a park like setting, suburban facilities and two shopping malls. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent. Seeking qualified candidates who support and champion the safety and peace of mind of Rochdale Village area residents, employees and visitors. Excellent benefits....
Security Officer, Security, Full Time POSTED: 11/5/2014 Southwestern VT Medical Center, Security 3rd Shift, 11:00 pm- 7:30 am Every other weekend required same shift This position is responsible for ensuring the safety of patients, families and employees of SVMC. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Prior security, law enforcement or military experience required. Valid Vermont State D...
Overview: SOS Security LP has an immediate job opening for a Security Officer in the Vallejo, CA area. Essential Duties May Include: Greeting and Observe Customers Maintain High Visibility Creating incident reports, and notify appropriate personnel in the event of an emergency. Education, License, and Certification Requirements: Must have a Valid California Security License and completion o...
Overview: SOS Security LLC has an immediate job opening for a Security Officer in the Hayward, CA South Bay area. Education, License, and Certification Requirements: Must have a Valid Security License Should have a High School Diploma or GED Qualifications: Should be at least 18 years of age or older as required by applicable law Required to be authorized to work in the United States A val...
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*TOP JOB* Armed Security Enforcement Officer P.T. position available in the Minot area. Must be at least 19 years of age, H.S. diploma or GED, no criminal record and have a minimum of 1,000 hours of experience in law enforcement, private security or military. Minimum of two-8hr. shifts per week. Start times are currently 10am and Noon. Duty days are flexible. Position may turn into F.T. $18.50...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) Security Guards Advancement Opportunities Must apply online at SCISjobs.com SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services), the nation's only specialty services company dedicated solely to providing security services to government agencies and contractors that require regulated services, is currently sea...
Role: Responsible for the safety and security of AEG patrons, employees, and the assets. Responsibilities: 1. Conduct patrols of the building on a regular basis. 2. Respond to all security & safety related calls in a timely manner. 3. Exhibit exemplary conduct & appearance while on duty. 4. Comply with & adhere to all the department's performance, conduct, & attendance standards. 5. Perform...
COURT SECURITY OFFICER SHARED POSITION Oklahoma City MVM, Inc., a growing security government contractor, has a vacancy for a shared Court Security Officer (CSO) to work in the District of Western Oklahoma at our Oklahoma City site. Standard schedule is working minimum of 20 hours a week. Position requires being available and flexible to accommodate unplanned security schedules up to 40 hours/w...
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 iss...
US Security Associates Now hiring in the North Vernon area. Looking for Security Officers With Customer Service oriented attitude. Full and Part Time postions available immediately. For more details call: 317-800-8500 This job listing brought to you by The Greensburg Daily News...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. We are looking for both Full and Part time Officers. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exception...
Statewide Retailer Seeks to Hire Armed/Commissioned Security Officers Universal Protection Service has Immediate Openings for Several Armed/Commissioned Professional Security Officers in San Antonio. $11.00-13.00/Hr. Join the fastest growing Security Company in Texas. Stellar Benefits, great pay, and advancement opportunitites! At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be Exceptional! T...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. We are looking for both Full and Part time Officers. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exception...
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 incid...

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