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While the unemployment rates have hovered at a near record-lows for over a year, that may not be the case in every industry. A few weeks ago, for instance, several major media outlets announced they were laying off vast numbers of journalists, citing an oversaturation of written content on the web. Other industries have been impacted by technological advances and globalization, a trend showing no signs of abatement.

If you’re looking to change careers this year, consider your options carefully. Think about five to ten years in the future and how a potential opportunity fits with other plans you may have for your life. Is the industry growing enough that you’ll have ample opportunity to advance into a leadership role if you desire? What if you want to relocate? Will you have reasonable assurance of finding work in your new city?

Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider a career in private security this year:

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for security personnel, including unarmed and armed security officers, is expected to grow well into 2020. A study conducted in 2016 projected a six percent annual increase in job openings for the next decade.

And while many people worry about the impact of technology on security jobs, such as robots, the reality is that the technology is not capable of replacing the human interaction security officers provide. That means that while technology may help security delivery, it will never be able to replace the friendly people that serve on the front line.
And that’s why, if job security is a priority in your new career search, private security is worth a look.

Portability

Are you rooted in your current location, or would you like to relocate to be near family or explore a new part of the country in the coming years? Either way, if you work in private security, you can be confident about finding a job. Whether you prefer to live in a big city, a suburb, a small town or a rural area, there is always someone or something that needs protection.

Private security jobs are everywhere! SOS Security, for instance, is currently hiring in most states across the country. Tired of the polar vortexes and negative temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest? Great — we have security officer jobs available in Texas, Florida and California! Heat and humidity not working for you, we have positions in cooler states as well, from NYC and Boston to Chicago and Seattle.

Opportunity

Security is one of those areas where you can enter at various points in your career. At SOS Security, promoting from within is one of our core values. As a result, we focus on hiring high-quality entry-level candidates and provide the training and opportunities to allow them to advance and enjoy a career full of growth potential.

We also have many experienced officers who join our Company seeking those same development opportunities, portability and potential for growth. In addition, we actively hire former law enforcement, military and corrections personnel as they often have the values and experience to jump start a career, perhaps in armed security, executive protection or leadership roles.

Whatever your entry point or career objectives, a career in security, and SOS Security, will afford you with the opportunity to pursue your goals and grow within an excellent industry and company.

Career Satisfaction

While most jobs can’t compare to a relaxing day at the beach, private security professional are a happy bunch. And why wouldn’t they be? They get to meet new people every day, they have a high degree of autonomy over their work and, if they work for SOS Security, they make industry-leading pay, enjoy a full slate of benefits – including education assistance, training, medical benefits, discount programs and have an employer that genuinely cares about their career advancement.

If you feel stuck in your career and want to make a change, make this your year. Consider a career in private security. The opportunities are bountiful, and the growth potential is unlimited.

SOS Security is currently seeking unarmed and armed security officers in several states. Experience is welcome, but we will train you if you’re new! To search for open positions near you, visit our career search website today.

About Author: SOS Security

Founded in 1969, SOS Security is one of the largest privately-owned security companies in the U.S. with nearly 15,000 security professionals working domestically and around the world through foreign regional joint ventures and strategic partnerships. A proven leader in the security and protective services Industry, SOS Security is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has offices throughout the United States and resources servicing over 100 countries.