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Career Resources

Exploring Security Careers

Exploring Security Careers

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Click between the three tabs below to see what types of skills, attributes, and career paths are

available in this exciting and growing field. 

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytic Methodologies
  • Reasoning
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Research

 

Related Career Opportunities

Government Agency 
  • National Intelligence

  • Corporate Intelligence

  • National Security

  • Research

  • Military Intelligence

  • Intelligence Analyst 

  • Intelligence Specialist

  • Analytic Advancement

  • Intelligence Research Specialist

  • Intelligence Operations Specialist

  • Security Specialist

  • Counterintelligence Agent

  • Counterterrorism Analyst

  • Analytic Methodologist

  • Counterintelligence Threat Analyst

  • Threat Analyst

  • Leadership Analyst

  • Open Source Officer

  • Open Source Analyst

  • Political Analyst

  • Targeting Analyst

  • Military Analyst

  • Intelligence Collection Analyst

  • Collection Management Officer

  • Operations Officer

  • Operations Researcher

  • Intelligence Collector

  • Foreign Language Specialist

  • Cryptanalyst

  • Signals Analyst

  • Imagery Analyst

  • Geospatial Analyst

Public Safety and Law Enforcement
  • Intelligence Analyst  

  • Crime Analyst

  • Crime Research Analyst

  • Law Enforcement Analyst

  • Counterterrorism Analyst 

  • Analyst Financial Services

Corporate Enterprise 
  • Competitive Analyst

  • Marketing Analyst

  • Competitive Researcher

  • Research Analyst

  • Analyst

  • Counterintelligence Agent

  • Threat Analyst

  • Regional Analyst

Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Analyst

  • Researcher

  • Regional Analyst

Marketable Skills

  • Critical Thinking

  • Judgment

  • Coordinating

  • Cultural Sensitivity

  • Monitoring

 

Related Career Opportunities

 

Management Level (Major Security Company) 
  • Program Manager-Antiterrorism

  • Deputy Program Manager-Antiterrorism

  • Project Manager-Counterterrorism  

  • Business Development & Sales Manager 

  • Security Manager

Technical-Level 
  • Physical-Security Specialist

  • Analyst

  • Counterterrorism Analyst

Government & Government Contract Work
  • Terrorism Analyst

  • Counterterrorism Analyst

  • Junior Analyst

  • Research Assistant

  • Intelligence Analyst for Critical Infrastructure

  • Counterintelligence Analyst 

  • Program Manager

  • Project Manager 

  • Operations Research Analyst 

Relevant Books
  • Grinapol, C. (2014). Careers on antiterrorism and counterterrorism task forces. New York, NY: Rosen Publishers.

Marketable Skills

  • Strategy Development

  • Interviewing

  • Investigating

  • Strategic Analysis

  • Assessments

Relevant Career Opportunities

  • Strategic Security Adviser 

  • Secret Service Agent

  • Federal Marshal 

  • Lead Program Developer 

  • Intelligence Researcher 

  • Professorship in Security Studies  

  • Financial Analyst 

  • Foreign Affairs Specialist  

  • Social Science Researcher  

  • Strategic Intelligence Studies expert 

  • Political-Military Analyst

  • Law Enforcement Officer

  • Investigators

  • Private Detective

  • Private Security

  • Security Guard

  • Gaming Surveillance Officer

  • Emergency Manager

  • Corrections Officer

Relevant Books 
  • Walker, S. W. & Foushee, J. (2014). Security careers: Skills, compensation and career paths. Waltham, MA: Elsevier

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