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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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Primary objective: reduce profitability losses due to theft, vandalism, or incorrect business procedures in a retail grocery operation. Key responsibilities: conducting store surveillance, safety inspections, and asset security checks. Retail store loss prevention specialists also perform store audits on daily, weekly, or monthly intervals. In addition, loss prevention specialists may enforce com...
Description Overview: The LP Detectives primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support stores efforts in providing the best customer service within a controlled environment so as to ensure maximum sales at the highest profit rate attainable. Under general supervision and established procedures, the LP Detective detects and...
Description 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 si...
DATE AVAILABLE: September 2014 JOB TITLE: Security Officer STATUS: Non-Exempt REPORTS TO: Shift Commander, Supervisor, Manager, Associate Director and Director WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time 35 hours/week (40 hours/week minus 5 hours /week for meal breaks) Must be available for two of the three shifts. POSITION OVERVIEW: To protect the students, staff, faculty, visitors, and property of SVA. DUTI...
Job Description This is a FullTime position in Chattanooga, TN 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. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employi...
Are you a ‘forward thinking’, outgoing, organized and enjoy a fast paced work environment? Do you take pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your skills to deliver the next generation of highly technical products! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at an optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics sup...
911 DISPATCHER Monroe County 911 Communications Center, Full-Time Dispatcher. Duties: answer Emergency 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency phone calls; Use radios to communicate with Police, Fire and EMS personnel, collect/record essential data, enter data into and make queries on the TIME System, maintain records, compile/complete reports. Qualifications: Valid Wisconsin driver's license, Experience in emerg...
Description 1. Operation of security dispatch/control center 2. Perform security operations inside hospital 3. Perform security operations inside E.R. 4. Perform security operations inside M.O.B.s 5. Perform security operations in lots and decks 6. Transportation of visitors and guests 7. Ensure personal and professional skills Qualifications 1. High school graduate or equivalent, valid D...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS). We have been designing and building dc/dc converters, EMI filters, and special products for ...
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the Emergency Management Program and Emergency Preparedness as well as the Security Program. Maintains knowledge and expertise in emergency management programs and policies. Plans and implements emergency preparedness drills and exercises with hospital, city, county, regional, and state representatives. Maintains and updates resource materials associat...
Are you detail-oriented, creative, and technically skilled at Engineering design and development? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your excellent Engineering skills to design, improve, and deliver the next generation of products in the aerospace and electronics Industry! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...
ATK is an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company with operations in 21 states, Puerto Rico, and internationally. ATK delivers affordable innovation in developing and manufacturing highly engineered products and solutions to our customers around the world. ATK Defense Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocke...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, WA is seeking a Metal Fabrication Specialist on Second Shift. Do you enjoy working in a fast paced production environment that takes pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Crane Aerospace and Electronics is looking for you to help make a difference! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aer...
Description Position Summary : To ensure hospital staff, patients and visitors are safe and that the hospital property is secured. ER security at Houston Northwest medical Center id provided by Harris County Law Enforcement Officer's. Duties and responsibilities vary from routine procedures to procedures in the event of a disaster. Qualifications Position Qualifications Minimum Education: Hig...
Are you detail-oriented, creative, and technically skilled at Engineering design and development? Come to Crane Aerospace & Electronics and use your excellent Engineering skills to design, improve, and deliver the next generation of products in the aerospace and electronics Industry! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’l...
Are you a detail oriented and creative engineer that loves to use world class principles, and processes to produce high quality products at a optimum cost? Are you passionate about meeting the customers needs the first time? If so, Crane Aerospace & Electronics is looking for you to help us maintain the outstanding level of quality services our customers expect! Crane Aerospace & Electronics supp...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Senior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Junior Field Support Technician. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: To install, perform basic troubleshooting and repair, and train users on new or existing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (I...
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Test Engineering Supervisor in Burbank, CA to join our high performing Hardware Design Verification Test Team. If you possess leadership ability, are technically skilled in electronics test and manufacturing environments, and wish to be part of a world-class organization, please read on! As our next Test Engineering Supervisor you will work as part of a...

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