In the Air Force:
Aircraft Armament Systems; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, B-1; Aircraft Armament Systems Apprentice, F/A-22; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, All Other; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, F-35; Aircraft Armament Systems Superintendent; Command and Control Operations Journeyman; Cyber Warfare Operations Helper; Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms; Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Superintendent
In the Army:
Area Intelligence Technician; Counter-Intelligence Technician; Intelligence Analyst; Military Police; Senior Military Police Sergeant; Special Forces Assistant Operations and Intelligence Sergeant; Special Forces Warrant Officer
Security is a top priority in every company, whether it’s preventing theft or being prepared for emergencies. For many, security managers make the difference between being safe and being sorry. Security managers protect the safety of employees, facilities, and the assets of an organization. They assess risks and establish policies to prevent dangers such as fires, bomb threats, medical emergencies and intrusions. These security professionals evaluate building layouts to plan for evacuation, hiding during a crisis, and detaining or apprehending criminals. In all kinds of workplaces, whether it’s a bank or a mall, if security is breached, security managers are in charge of identifying the location and problem, and resolving it. One of their key roles is to design security systems that track activity and establish safeguards at building entrances, exits, and other sensitive areas. This strategic thinking and preparation keeps both people and property safe. Many security managers enter the field with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, security management, or a similar field. Some employers prefer candidates with experience in the police force or military. A driver’s license and security training related to the industry is helpful.
What they do:
Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security, personnel security, and information security. May work in fields such as health care, banking, gaming, security engineering, or manufacturing.
On the job, you would:
Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems.
Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures.
Perform risk analyses so that appropriate countermeasures can be developed.
Safety and Government
public safety and security
law and government
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
product and service development
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Network monitoring software
Development environment software
Microsoft Visual Basic
Operating system software
bachelor's degree or associate's degree usually needed
Get started on your career:
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