Summary Report for:
13-1199.02 - Security Management Specialists
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.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Conduct security audits to identify potential problems related to physical security, staff safety, or asset protection.
- Design or implement security systems, video surveillance, motion detection, or closed-circuit television systems to ensure proper installation and operation.
- Design security policies, programs, or practices to ensure adequate security relating to issues such as protection of assets, alarm response, and access card use.
- Develop or review specifications for design or construction of security systems.
- Recommend improvements in security systems or procedures.
- Engineer, install, maintain, or repair security systems, programmable logic controls, or other security-related electronic systems.
- Inspect fire, intruder detection, or other security systems.
- Inspect security design features, installations, or programs to ensure compliance with applicable standards or regulations.
- Monitor the work of contractors in the design, construction, and startup phases of security systems.
- Prepare, maintain, or update security procedures, security system drawings, or related documentation.
This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:
Interest code: RIC
|Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.|
|Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.|
|Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.|
|Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.|
|Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.|
|Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.|
Wages & Employment Trends
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|Median wages (2012)||$31.31 hourly, $65,120 annual|
|Employment (2010)||1,064,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2010-2020)||Average (10% to 19%)|
|Projected job openings (2010-2020)||327,200|
|Top industries (2010)|
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012 wage data and 2010-2020 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2010-2020). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.