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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Lorain Civil Service Commission-Police Officer THE LORAIN CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES AN ENTRY LEVEL EXAMINATION FOR: CLASSIFICATION TITLE: SALARY: Police Officer $42,562.10 Probation base rate LORAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT $52,372.74 Class A base rate Application must be made on the regular application forms available in the office of the Lorain Civil Service Commission, 7th Floor - Lorain City...
Economic Development Associate The City of Meriden is seeking a well-qualified individual for the Economic Development Associate. Under the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Associate performs professional work that supports all aspect of the City’s Economic Development agenda and special projects, including; administration of City and State business incentive programs, ma...
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SECURITY OFFICERS COLUMBUS, OHIO: Due to continued growth International Security Management Group has immediate opening for unarmed security officers in the Columbus Ohio and metro areas. Part time/full time positions available. Serious applicants only! This is a great opportunity for retired applicants needing a second income. Former military and veterans encouraged to apply. Competitive Wages Me...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43215
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Fire Chief City of Lebanon, Ohio Due to the upcoming retirement of our long tenured Chief, the City of Lebanon, a desirable community located 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati in Warren County, is accepting applications for the position of Fire Chief. The new Chief will provide professional leadership and management to an ISO Level 4 Fire and EMS department consisting of 8 full time and 50 part tim...
POLICE OFFICER The Town of Pepperell is seeking candidates for the position of full time police officer. Prior academy training & experience preferred. Send resume to Chief David Scott, PO Box 295, Pepperell, MA 01463 before January 23,2014. EOE...
Alarm Technician S.A. Comunale, a leading contractor in the fire protection industry has an immediate opportunity available for an experienced Alarm Technician. As a member of the Alarm & Detection Team you will be responsible for the installation and servicing of fire alarm systems. Also part of you responsibility will be to service security, CCTV & door access control and nurse call systems. The...
Guardsmark Honolulu, 96813
GUARDSMARK Providing security for Hotels, Condominiums, Commercial Buildings, Industrial Plants, Defense Contracts and College Campuses Seeking SECURITY GUARDS F/T, P/T Provide Free: Uniform, Training, Medical & Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement AWARDS: Monetary Recognition and Bonuses Advancements and Inter-Company Transfers APPLY IN PERSON Pioneer Plaza Bldg., 900 Fort Street...
Safety Management Systems Midland, 79701
Security Supervisor One of the largest providers of Health, Safety, Environmental, Medical and Training services to the Upstream, Midstream, Refinery and Petrochemical markets is currently seeking qualified Security Guard Supervisors for the Permian Basin and Eagleford areas. The Security Guard Supervisor will oversee daily operations of security services provided by guards to ensure excellence in...
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JBM Patrol Madison, 53713
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Police Chief Applications for a full-time Police Chief for the City of Overbrook are now being accepted. Must possess a valid driver's license, Exp. as a Chief, no criminal record or lengthy traffic record, GED or high school diploma, and be a KLETC graduate. The successful applicant must eventually live within 10 miles of the City of Overbrook. Benefits include health insurance, sick leave, vacat...
Director of Security Distribution Security Experienced Required One of the nations largest and most successful privately owned security companies is currently seeking to fill the position of a Director of Security. The desired person must have great Training, and communications skills, as well as several years work experience in the corporate security, manufacturing and/or distribution transportat...
Security Training Supervisor Distribution Security Experienced Required One of the nations largest and most successful privately owned security companies is currently seeking to fill the position of a Security Training Supervisor. The desired person must have great leadership and communications skills, as well as several years work experience in the corporate security, manufacturing and/or distrib...
Town of Rivesville Rivesville, 26588
The Town of Rivesville is taking applications for a full time police officer. Position to be filled is Chief. WV Certification is preferred. Applications will be accepted until December 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. Interested persons may pickup an application at the Rivesville Town Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday This job listing brought to you by The Times-West Virginia...
Eckerd Corporation Oklahoma City, 73112
Child Protective Investigators & Supervisors We have several positions In the OKC area, please visit www.eckerd.org for full listing of positions details & to apply. This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
City Of Noel Noel, 64854
City of Noel is taking applications for an Officer/Investigator. Candidate will be: POST CERTIFIED. Employed full time L.E. 3 of last 5 years. Conduct criminal investigations with juveniles and sex crimes, Experienced Lead Investigator. 1000 hours Patrol Experience, SFST and MODOT DWI Grant Enforcement. Able to be certified as MODOT DWI Site Coordinator. Computer experience a must. Excel, Word and...
Town of Langley Pryor, 74361
The Town of Langley is currently accepting resumes for FT/PT Police Officer. Must be CLEET Certified. Resumes can be mailed/ faxed or delivered to: Langley City Hall 324 W. Osage P.O. Box 760 Langley, OK 74350 Fax 918-782-9618 This job listing brought to you by The Pryor Daily Times...
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