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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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Company Confidential Mesquite, TX, 75150
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR NEEDED Licensed Private Investigator needed for growing company in Mesquite, TX. Experience with surveillance, skip tracing, working with law enforcement, and able to use a variety of methods to track down and catch people. Must be self motivated, creative with search methods, organized, able to communicate effectively, and able to work independently. Please send resume with...
Security Officers needed for a high level educational environment security program located in Quincy, Massachusetts. 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) Emergency Response and Conflict Resolution; (6) Completion of, with deta...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will oversee the youth service specialist staff to maintain the safety, security and proper care of the youth during their assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. ____________________________________________...
JOB SUMMARY: This valued team member will oversee the youth service specialist staff to maintain the safety, security and proper care of the youth during their assigned shift including orientation, program planning, modeling, youth supervision and general care. All of our team members are expected to demonstrate behaviors and practices of cooperation. ____________________________________________...
Pro Tex Technologies Security and Low Voltage Installer Purpose of Position:Pre-wiring and Installation of security and low voltage systems as directed by the Manager including the wiring, proper mounting and functional programming of the following systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Audio/Video Components Projectors / Plasmas Automation Control Systems / Infrared / Multi-room S...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77049
Job Purpose: Establishes security/fire alarm service by installing security/fire alarm systems and equipment; verifying system performance; maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares for security/fire alarm installations by reviewing installation orders; gathering equipment, supplies, and tools; coordinating schedules with customers. * Plans security/fire alarm installations by surveying and eval...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
The Village of Navarre is advertising to fill the position of Village Solicitor. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to Mayor Robert Benson, 27 Canal St. W., Navarre, OH 44662. Letters of interest will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2014....
Guardsmark Unarmed Security Now hiring 5 full time security officers for upscale location in Edmond. Starting at $10.00 to $10.50 per hour. Good benefits. All shifts available. CLEET preferred, minimum age 21. Apply Mon- Fri 9-4 at 4801 N. Classsen Blvd #139, OKC This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
Innovators with Insight Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state¬ of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you. About Cobham: Cobham is one of the world's leading compa...
Fire Investigator: We are currently seeking a Fire Investigator for our Little Rock office, whose chief duties consist of determining the origin and cause of fires involving a myriad of incidents including residential, commercial structure, vehicle, and marine fires. Duties include gathering photographic and physical evidence, conducting investigations to document onsite conditions and overseeing ...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
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...
Campus Security Officer Now hiring for a Campus Security Officer at a beautiful, local higher education institution! Enjoy an ideal schedule while putting your expertise to use in order to make the campus a safer, healthier, and environmentally responsible place that all can enjoy. Your duties may include: • Developing and implementing a comprehensive health and safety program • Ensuring compl...
The City of Akron is looking for an individual with a high level of professional ethics, integrity and proven leadership skills to serve as its new Police Chief. Qualified applicants must possess at least five years of experience with extensive knowledge of police principles and budget experience. Position is full time and possesses a health, dental, and life insurance benefit package, IPERS, pai...
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $15 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 10,000 stores and 11 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people wh...
At United States Steel Corporation, our strength is our people. Our 45,000 dedicated, diverse and innovative employees across North America and Europe contribute to our company in creative ways every day and have helped us maintain our position as a Fortune 500 company. U. S. Steel’s operations are efficient and high tech and our customer focus intense. We’ve been making steel for more than 105 ye...
Universal Protection Service is recruiting experienced Security Officers for a new account starting in January! Pay = $12-14/Hr. DOE + Benefits, Growth Opportunities, and an excellent work environment. Hi-Tech Corporate Campus account based out of Rancho Cordova and Folsom, CA. ALL SCHEDULES NOW OPEN (New Account - starts in January!) ***2+ Years' general security experience mandatory*** ***G...
Be HomeGoods Happy. HomeGoods offers an exciting and rapidly changing selection of home décor merchandise, including giftware, home basics, accent furniture, lamps, rugs, accessories and seasonal merchandise at great values. It's where highly motivated professionals turn for outstanding and unique experiences in a very creative and supportive environment. It's also where you will find success and ...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0510 Title SECURITY OFFICER Department Security Shift Rotating Hours Per Week 1.00 City Boston State MA Description Performs a variety of safety, security, parking duties in order to provide for the safety and protection of all patients, employees, visitors and/or others in and around the properties structures, lands or areas that are owned, ...

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