Security jobs exist in private companies, at public venues such as sports facilities and arenas, and in government agencies. One of the appealing aspects of the security field is that it provides jobs that offer dependable salaries and good benefits for people with all levels of education. Jobs include security guards, government security agents at airports, and college-educated government agents and intelligence analysts. The field also includes a wide variety of working environments, from one-person operations to huge corporations, and from celebrity protection and corporate security to agencies involved in international crime and terrorism prevention. In this straightforward narrative, aligned to the college and career readiness standards, high school students explore specific careers in the security field and learn about internships, networking, résumés, interview skills, and getting a first job. Among the valuable information offered are descriptions of certification tests, interviews with actual security professionals, and the pros and cons of working in the industry.
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