Security officers perform a variety of duties to ensure a secure, productive and professional work environment for people all over the country. Security officers provide a first-line response to emergencies and carry out policies and procedures to reduce crime.

Qualifications: Security officers are responsible, reliable, and willing to protect life and property. They are comfortable with technology and know first aid. Security officers must be 18 years old and are subject to a background check.

Education: Most employers require a high school diploma or equivalent. Employers typically provide on-the-job training.

Average Salary: The industry average is $27,550 annually; $13.24 hourly; however, the average annual salary in manufacturing is $43,940. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)