Security & Loss Prevention Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

1,059

declining 2.84%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,800

declining 32.5%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$20,840

declining 28%

Average Wage

$62,487

growing 2.05%

People in Workforce

1.08M

growing 7.86%

Average Employee Age

39.3

growing 0.186%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Security & Loss Prevention Services degree recipients are Springfield, IL, Los Angeles, CA, and Bakersfield, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Security & Loss Prevention Services degree recipients are Vero Beach, FL, Wilburton, OK, and South Gate Ridge, FL. The most common degree awarded to students studying Security & Loss Prevention Services is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Security & Loss Prevention Services and the types of students that study this field. Lincoln Land Community College awards the most degrees in Security & Loss Prevention Services in the US, but Charlie's Guard-Detective Bureau and Academy Inc and School District of Indian River County-Technical Center for Career and Adult Education have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services.

Tuition costs for Security & Loss Prevention Services majors are, on average, $3,800 for in-state public colleges, and $20,840 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Security & Loss Prevention Services programs are Public, 2-year institutions (25 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private for-profit, less-than 2-year (458 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services, is Private for-profit, less-than 2-year (458 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Security & Loss Prevention Services programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,800

Median In-State Public

$20,840

Median Out of State Private

Lincoln Land Community College has the most Security & Loss Prevention Services degree recipients, with 82 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Security & Loss Prevention Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Charlie's Guard-Detective Bureau and Academy Inc and School District of Indian River County-Technical Center for Career and Adult Education have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services, with 37.5% and 33.6%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $62,487 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

The industry that employs the most Protective Services majors is Justice, public order, & safety activities , though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

$62,487

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,265

2.05%

1 Year Growth

± 2.83%

The average salary for Protective Services majors is $62,487 and the most common occupations are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Protective Services majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Protective Services majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Police officers, Miscellaneous managers, and Social workers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Protective Services majors are Physicians & surgeons, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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1.08M

2017 Workforce

± 25,466

7.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.86%, from 1M in 2016 to 1.08M in 2017.

The largest single share of Protective Services graduates go on to work as Police officers (11.8%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Protective Services by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Protective Services majors, by number of employees, are Justice, public order, & safety activities , Elementary & secondary schools, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

1.08M

2017 Workforce

± 25,466

7.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.14%

The number of Protective Services graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 7.86%, from 1M in 2016 to 1.08M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Protective Services graduates by share is Justice, public order, & safety activities , followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Protective Services.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Protective Services majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Protective Services degrees, and Hispanic or Latino students earn the majority (492) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

39.3

Average Age in 2017

± 0.27 Years

0.186%

1 Year Change

± 0.992%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Protective Services. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 31 years old, which represent 3.94% and 3.83% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Security & Loss Prevention Services are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Protective Services are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (59.1%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    492 degrees awarded

  2. White

    326 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    134 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Security & Loss Prevention Services for each race & ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    12 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    6 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    4 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Security & Loss Prevention Services. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Security & Loss Prevention Services is from the 2 Digit Course Protective Services.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    10,875 degree recipients

  2. India

    4,308 degree recipients

  3. Jamaica

    3,966 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Chile

    4.26 times more than expected

  2. Egypt

    3.62 times more than expected

  3. Lebanon

    3.42 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Chile that hold Protective Services degrees (4.26 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (10,875 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Security & Loss Prevention Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Security & Loss Prevention Services majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Security & Loss Prevention Services majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Troubleshooting.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Security & Loss Prevention Services majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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