• Michelle Coy

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Job in Security

Updated: Feb 12, 2021

For hundreds of years, security professionals have been providing services that help protect what’s most important to us, whether that be people, places, or our information. This industry – which brought in $30 billion in 2019 alone – offers a variety of positions and career paths that employ hundreds of thousands of workers every year.

There are various opportunities and benefits that make the security industry desirable as a career path. In this post, we’ll be covering some of the reasons job seekers should consider employment in the security field based off Eclipse’s decade-long experience in the industry.

The industry is here to stay As technology improves, there will be several industries and positions that are replaced due to automation. Fortunately, there will always be a need for well-trained (human) security professionals that can keep us and the things important to us safe, because there are some things a machine can’t do.

This year in particular has shown us the value of the security industry, ranging from cyber security that protects our intellectual property to physical security guards that safeguard buildings and stores during social unrest – not to mention the popularity in utilizing security guards to uphold COVID-19 related mandates.

It’s full of variety and growth opportunities When starting a career in security, there are several different paths to take. Some of the most popular positions include cybersecurity, IT security, and unarmed or armed security. The list goes on as you dive into the various divisions and positions, creating opportunities for growth at each step. As with any other industry, consider your experience, skill level, and interest when deciding what sort of job you want.

You can advance your career For some, working in the security industry is a stepping stone to other fields such as police work, corrections, or personal safety (like bodyguards). Not only will the experience look good on your résumé, but you’ll also have the opportunity to find out if this line of work is right for you.

The work can be rewarding The main priority of a security professional is protection and safety. Being able to provide these things can leave a long-lasting impression on both you and who you’re protecting, giving you a sense of accomplishment. You might be the difference between someone feeling afraid or someone feeling secure –– and not everyone has that opportunity in their line of work. At times, it seems like the world is getting more threatening; but security guards can provide a sense of comfort that we all need.

Different scheduling possibilities Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of the security industry are the scheduling options. Due to the nature of the business, there are morning, afternoon, and overnight shifts because security is a 24/7 business. This allows for employees to have a good work life balance while still maintaining a steady job. With both steady work and flexible scheduling, there’s something to fit any schedule.

In 2020, security services in the U.S. are expected to earn a staggering $40 billion, with almost 2% growth from the year prior. With the industry growing, it’s a great time to find the security position that’s right for you. If you’re looking for a rewarding job that offers flexibility and job security, look no further.


Eclipse Staffing & Security offers a variety of positions for security and labor professionals throughout Indianapolis. Contact us today to learn more.

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