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.
As a Senior Security/Audit Analyst, you will be responsible for participating in internal and external audits and risk assessments, and coordinate IT efforts to comply with security policies, standards and procedures. Strong communication skills are required as this role interacts with external partners and all levels of management across the organization. You will analyze system and application s...
SECURITY GUARD PART TIME MON-FRI, 3p-6p must be able to pass background check. Please send resume to ***** or fax to 904-634-1739...
Guardsmark Un-Armed Security Oklahoma City, 73118
Guardsmark 2nd shift Supervisor 2p-10p Security Officer 10p-6a Now Hiring for upscale location in Edmond. Good Pay & benefits, CLEET preferred, minimum age 21. Apply Mon. - Fri. 9a 4p 4801 N. Classsen Blvd #139, OKC or fax resume to 405-848-7539 This job listing brought to you by The Edmond Sun...
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POLICE OFFICER The Town of Bladenboro is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Candidate will be responsible for performing general law enforcement duties within the town's jurisdiction. Position requires current certification as law enforcement officer with NC Training and Standards and valid NC driver's license. Previous experience is preferred. Pre-employment phys...
City of Frostburg Frostburg, 21532
City Police Officer The City of Frostburg, Maryland is seeking applicants for the position of Patrolman in the Frostburg Police Department. Preferred applicants should have a current Certification from a qualified training academy, however applicants capable of entering a Maryland Police Academy will be considered. Salary will depend on the applicantâ.s experience. The City offers health insurance...
City Of Tahlequah Tahlequah, 74464
The City of Tahlequah is accepting applications for a patrolman with the Police Department. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, or you can mail a resume to 111 S. Cherokee, Tahlequah, OK 74464 with attention Human Resources. We are accepting applications until August 1, 2014. The City of Tahlequah is an EOE employer. This job listing brought to you by The Tahlequa Daily Press...
Jasper Engines & Transmissions Jasper, 47547
JASPER's proud to celebrate 72 years of service to our Customers, our Communities and our 1,800+ Great Associates! Many things have changed since 1942, but the need for dedicated Associates who possess a great work ethic remains the same. We are currently seeking a Part-time Security Guard to work nights, weekends, and holidays. In this position, you'll ensure a safe, secure environment for Associ...
Company Confidential Quincy, MA, 02170
TENANT SELECTOR The Quincy Housing Authority is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Tenant Selector. The Tenant Selector oversees functions related to Admissions for the Quincy Housing Authoritys Public Housing and Leased Housing Programs. The Tenant Selector is responsible for assuring that selection, eligibility and screening of applicants for all Housing Authority Programs is perfo...
Company Confidential Tuscaloosa, AL, 35401
SECURITY GUARDS Needed In Tuscaloosa Must pass criminal background check Wage $8/ hr. Apply online www.dsisecurity.com Select Birmingham branch when applying EEO/M/F/V/H, Drug Free Employment...
LAW ENFORCEMENT: LA CENTER CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 214 EAST 4TH STREET LA CENTER, WA 98629. 360-263-8656. POLICE OFFICER - LATERAL LEVEL: July 23rd thru Aug. 18, 2014. The City of La Center is accepting applications for position of POLICE OFFICER. Applications are avail. at La Center City Hall or on our website: www.ci.lacenter.wa.us . The City will also be taking all applications for Lateral & E...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Security Administrative Specialist provides support to the Office of Security and Counterintelligence (OS&CI) senior managers in areas of division and operational administrative security functions. The services shall support the offices of the agency and others as required. Tasks • Maintain tracking records and filing systems, archives files...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Security Administrative Specialist provides support to the Office of Security and Counterintelligence (OS&CI) senior managers in areas of division and operational administrative security functions. The services shall support the offices of the agency and others as required. Tasks • Provide guidance and assist with security specific needs for...
This position is located in our VA, Herndon facility The Security Administrative Specialist provides support to the Office of Security and Counterintelligence (OS&CI) senior managers in areas of division and operational administrative security functions. The services shall support the offices of the agency and others as required. Tasks • Maintain website initiatives to include OS&CI unique applica...
The Wesley Community is currently seeking an Environmental Services Supervisor (Housekeeping and Floor Care Supervisor) for a full time/day position. The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and supervise the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping, Floor Care and Central Supply in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulati...
Credo Mobile is looking for a Controller who is smart, high energy, has outstanding accounting and managerial skills, with demonstrated experience applying GAAP. We are looking for an energetic hands-on leader for our accounting team who has extensive experience applying accounting principles and is highly analytic. This is not a position that directs an accounting team whose sole focus is to prod...
FULL TIME & PER DIEM (as needed) Opportunities. Glen Eddy - 1 Glen Eddy Drive, Niskayuna, NY 12309 - Just minutes away from Schenectady, Latham and Colonie. Join the security team at Glen Eddy part of St. Peter's Health Partner's. Our security team provides for a safe, secure environment for employees, patients, and visitors. The Security Officer position responds to both medical and fire alarms....
Provide protection for individuals and property from injury and/or criminal acts, prevent unauthorized entry and respond to emergency situations. Shift and days off to be determined. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Control access points to Stephens Inc. property to prevent unauthorized entry and illegal removal of assets. This includes making positive eye contact with each person and acknowl...
Description: Position Description:<!-? The role of Security Incident Response - TIRICARE responds to Security and Privacy incidents across UnitedHealth Group's business segments and supports objective and professional analysis and response to security policy violations. This individual will work closely with segment Privacy and Information Security Officers, the Chief Information Security Officer,...
IPSC is hiring experienced Loss Prevention Officers in the Lafayette and Youngsville Area. Must be at least 25 years old, and must have at least 3 years military, law enforcement, and/or loss prevention experience. Education in Criminal Justice is also a plus. Job Purpose: Maintains safe and secure environment for customers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Duties:...
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