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Growing Federal Jobs: Homeland Security

Growing Federal Jobs: Homeland Security

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

Represtenting the centralization of hundreds of smaller US Government industries, Homeland Security emerged as a new, extremely important industry after Sepember 2001, and has been growing very rapidly ever since. Homeland Security encompasses a broad range of activities and occupations including:

- Emergency preparedness and response
- Border and transportation security
- Infrastructure protection
- Information analysis
- Homeland defense

Many homeland security jobs and career opportunities are with federal, state, and local government agencies, but there are also plenty of additional opportunities with private companies and nonprofit organizations.

In Demand Occupations


Emergency Medical Technicians
Projected Salary: $40,000
Employees Needed: 42,000
Projected Growth: 27%
Average Education Level: Some College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Air Force, Navy, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security

Security Guards
Projected Salary: $25,000
Employees Needed: 387,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: High School | Some College
Who’s Hiring: Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Army, Air Force

Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Projected Salary: $43,000
Employees Needed: 42,000
Projected Growth: 18% – 26%
Average Education Level: College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Interior, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services

Transportation Inspectors
Projected Salary: $43,000
Employees Needed: 13,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: High School | Some College
Who’s Hiring: Department of Transportation, Department of Transportation

Fire Fighters
Projected Salary: $40,000
Employees Needed: 152,000
Projected Growth: 9% – 17%
Average Education Level: Some College or Higher
Who’s Hiring: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Air Force

How to Prepare

The ASIS International 2005 report, Career Opportunities in Security, describes selected entry-level and mid-level security positions for a number of security fields, including several that are represented the Homeland Security industry.

Information on careers and employment with the various agencies under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is available at the DHS Website.

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Information Compiled from CareerVoyages.gov and 2006-16 BLS Projections.






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    captain2010

    over 3 years ago

    14 comments

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    umrcop

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Homeland security at the local level might well be the very first line of defense against terrorism

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    anwosu

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have a BS & Master degrees in criminal justice adiministration from TSU Nashille, TN. I am making a career transitions with any Agency that will utilize my education and job experiences in social services, finance, medical, dental and law enforcement, while affording the opportunity for advancement and growth.

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    a1pizguy

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    So far so good. Looks promising.

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    Maverick

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    http://www.dhs.gov/

    Folks, youhave to go to the website to apply.

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    juanc

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    im looking for a security guards. i was in the marines for 4 years. my MOS was commuication field. im looking for a job that i can use my training.

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    carloscruz

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    How do i apply i am a milatry NG ,with a CDL

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    yeslord

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Seeking a gov job

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    fstrambu

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    TS/SCI with 5 years experience. Two deployments (OIF and OEF). DLPT in two foreign languages. Looking for CONUS opportunities. Contact me at flostrambu21@yahoo.com

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    babyrose

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    How do i apply i am ex milatry ,with a class a cdl

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    ashishpatelhere

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i have rich experience for Fire & Security system division (Fire Alarm System, CCTV, Access control & Intrusion alarm system) engineer - sales & Service

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    erandall

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been out of the Marines for 2 years now, after serving 12, looking to stay with the government

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    fp32

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am in the last months of my degree in Homeland Security. If there are and jobs available that i qualify for please contact me at 585-755-0042.

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    SUBERD

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Im interested in any of these jobs. Im just looking to start something new when I get out of the Air Force on Oct 20 of this year.

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    teresita28festi

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    i would rather take transportation inspector it has the most in demand job as i see it 13,000 needed

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