Security Management Specialists

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What do 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.

Also known as:

Consultant, Director, Security Risk Management, Operations Staff Specialist, Security, Physical Security Engineer, Physical Security Specialist, Principal Engineer, Security Engineering and Applied Science, Section Chief, Physical Security Specialist, Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Security Specialist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Business Operations Specialists, All Other in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Business Operations Specialists, All Other is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 11%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #22 in job growth rate
  • 3,380

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (4.1%)
  • Master's degree (20.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (41.2%)
  • Associate's degree (6.7%)
  • Some college, no degree (17%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (9.2%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Develop technical specifications for systems or equipment.
  • Determine the value of goods or services.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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