Security and Loss Prevention Services

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About this program

A program that prepares individuals to perform routine inspection, patrol and crime prevention services for private clients. Includes instruction in the provision of personal protection as well as property security.

Career Opportunities

Gaming Surveillance Officers

observe gambling operation for irregular activities such as cheating or theft by either employees or patrons. Investigate potential threats to gambling assets such as money, chips, and gambling equipment. Act as oversight and security agent for management and customers.
$39910
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Security Guards

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guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment.
$34360
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match

Transit and Railroad Police

protect and police railroad and transit property, employees, or passengers.
$71000
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Criminal Justice Professors

teach courses in criminal justice, corrections, and law enforcement administration. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$74740
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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