The third edition of Security Careers is the authoritative reference for current job descriptions and pay practices of security, compliance, and ethics occupations. The job descriptions and compensation ranges in this report are drawn from research from the Foushée Group, which has been conducting this research since 1980. Security Careers includes more than 75 job descriptions for security-related positions, which range from the entry-level security guard to the top global corporate executive. It also provides four years of compensation trend data to give a thorough understanding of competitive pay practices across the industry. This book can be used by anyone who manages security personnel or by security professionals who want to develop their careers. Security Careers is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs. Fills the need for solid information based on accurate job descriptions and surveys of industry compensation professionals Created for hands-on use: readers may use the job descriptions in their own hiring and staffing plans Sheds light on compensation practices and shows security executives how to influence them
Organizations in every industry from healthcare to finance rely on cybersecurity professionals to protect one of their most valuable assets, which is information. For those interested in both high-tech security and computer science, there are many roles and career opportunities from designing network security systems to conducting penetration testing to identifying security weaknesses. This book examines several of those careers, highlighting different jobs, educational requirements, and job search tips. By reading profiles of real jobs, readers will inspired by the success stories of people who blend a passion for computer science with an interest in high-tech security.
With international politics taking sharp turns nearly every week, it is essential that the United States has a strong system of protection of its borders, resources, and people. This guidebook introduces students to prospective careers in Homeland Security. Various types of jobs and internships that readers can pursue, plus details on needed education, training, and equipment are shared. Readers will learn about its history, role in the community, and type of public service its officers provide. Real cases from Homeland Security members will enthrall your readers as well.
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, rsums, 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.
This comprehensive text provides your students with the invaluable information they need to help them enter and succeed in the field of criminal justice from finding an internship to identifying the right criminal justice profession for them. Written by seasoned professionals, CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION, 6E, guides students in developing job-search strategies: offering key information on internship requirements, professional conduct, resumes, interviews, and locating jobs. The text is also a highly effective resource to those already in the field who are interested in professional development, job change and promotional advancement. The new edition features expanded coverage of key topics such as disqualifiers for positions, new emergency-management jobs, internship opportunities, cover letter preparation, career decision-making tools, and interviewing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Keeping your job is job one. In these uncertain economic times, secure employment is more important than ever. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Recession-Proof Careers', presents all of the information needed to make an informed decision about choosing a career that ensures your continued employability. - Wide range of career fields presents a plethora of ideas for career paths - Each career is described in detail so that the reader has a clear picture of the job requirements, salary, and experience and schooling needed - Handy appendices outline the best careers by growth, salary, and geography as well as resources for job sites, fairs and organizations
Land the perfect cybersecurity role—and move up the ladder—with this insightful resource Finding the right position in cybersecurity is challenging. Being successful in the profession takes a lot of work. And becoming a cybersecurity leader responsible for a security team is even more difficult. In Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path, decorated Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton delivers a practical and insightful discussion designed to assist aspiring cybersecurity professionals entering the industry and help those already in the industry advance their careers and lead their first security teams. In this book, readers will find: Explanations of why and how the cybersecurity industry is unique and how to use this knowledge to succeed Discussions of how to progress from an entry-level position in the industry to a position leading security teams and programs Advice for every stage of the cybersecurity career arc Instructions on how to move from single contributor to team leader, and how to build a security program from scratch Guidance on how to apply the insights included in this book to the reader's own situation and where to look for personalized help A unique perspective based on the personal experiences of a cybersecurity leader with an extensive security background Perfect for aspiring and practicing cybersecurity professionals at any level of their career, Navigating the Cybersecurity Career Path is an essential, one-stop resource that includes everything readers need to know about thriving in the cybersecurity industry.
Kickstart a career in cybersecurity by adapting your existing technical and non-technical skills. Author Alyssa Miller has spent fifteen years in cybersecurity leadership and talent development, and shares her unique perspective in this revealing industry guide. In Cybersecurity Career Guide you will learn: Self-analysis exercises to find your unique capabilities and help you excel in cybersecurity How to adapt your existing skills to fit a cybersecurity role Succeed at job searches, applications, and interviews to receive valuable offers Ways to leverage professional networking and mentoring for success and career growth Building a personal brand and strategy to stand out from other applicants Overcoming imposter syndrome and other personal roadblocks Cybersecurity Career Guide unlocks your pathway to becoming a great security practitioner. You’ll learn how to reliably enter the security field and quickly grow into your new career, following clear, practical advice that’s based on research and interviews with hundreds of hiring managers. Practical self-analysis exercises identify gaps in your resume, what makes you valuable to an employer, and what you want out of your career in cyber. You’ll assess the benefits of all major professional qualifications, and get practical advice on relationship building with mentors. About the technology Do you want a rewarding job in cybersecurity? Start here! This book highlights the full range of exciting security careers and shows you exactly how to find the role that’s perfect for you. You’ll go through all the steps—from building the right skills to acing the interview. Author and infosec expert Alyssa Miller shares insights from fifteen years in cybersecurity that will help you begin your new career with confidence. About the book Cybersecurity Career Guide shows you how to turn your existing technical skills into an awesome career in information security. In this practical guide, you’ll explore popular cybersecurity jobs, from penetration testing to running a Security Operations Center. Actionable advice, self-analysis exercises, and concrete techniques for building skills in your chosen career path ensure you’re always taking concrete steps towards getting hired. What's inside Succeed at job searches, applications, and interviews Building your professional networking and finding mentors Developing your personal brand Overcoming imposter syndrome and other roadblocks About the reader For readers with general technical skills who want a job in cybersecurity. About the author Alyssa Miller has fifteen years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, including penetration testing, executive leadership, and talent development. Table of Contents PART 1 EXPLORING CYBERSECURITY CAREERS 1 This thing we call cybersecurity 2 The cybersecurity career landscape 3 Help wanted, skills in a hot market PART 2 PREPARING FOR AND MASTERING YOUR JOB SEARCH 4 Taking the less traveled path 5 Addressing your capabilities gap 6 Resumes, applications, and interviews PART 3 BUILDING FOR LONG-TERM SUCCESS 7 The power of networking and mentorship 8 The threat of impostor syndrome 9 Achieving success
Careers in Biomedical Engineering offers readers a comprehensive overview of new career opportunities in the field of biomedical engineering. The book begins with a discussion of the extensive changes which the biomedical engineering profession has undergone in the last 10 years. Subsequent sections explore educational, training and certification options for a range of subspecialty areas and diverse workplace settings. As research organizations are looking to biomedical engineers to provide project-based assistance on new medical devices and/or help on how to comply with FDA guidelines and best practices, this book will be useful for undergraduate and graduate biomedical students, practitioners, academic institutions, and placement services. Explores various positions in the field of biomedical engineering, including highly interdisciplinary fields, such as CE/IT, rehabilitation engineering and neural engineering Offers readers informative case studies written by the industry's top professionals, researchers and educators Provides insights into how educational, training and retraining programs are changing to meet the needs of quickly evolving professions
This comprehensive study of a range of contemporary career issues faced by both individuals and organizations has been revised and updated to reflect the most recent research and trends. The primary thrust of the latest edition is change—organizational change, changes in the work force, and changes in peoples lives. Among the topics discussed are the meaning of work, the implication of change on careers, career planning and management, practical applications of career choice, and organizational support practices. A glossary of terms has also been included to aid in the comprehension of the concepts related to each chapter.
Careers in Criminal Justice, Second Edition prepares students to plan, pursue, and realize their career goals—from conception through the hiring process. Coy H. Johnston’s contemporary approach emphasizes student self-reflection and pragmatism in the pursuit of self-fulfillment and professionalism. With coverage of over forty careers in policing, courts, corrections, and victim services, students receive a comprehensive overview of the most popular and growing careers in the field. Self-assessment tools enhance the student’s self-awareness and steer them toward realistic and suitable careers in criminal justice. This easy-to-read guide is organized to prepare and encourage growth throughout the student’s career. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter titled "Volunteering and Internship" (Chapter 9) guides readers through the importance and process of early involvement in the field to create a more enticing resume. Three new "Guest Speaker" profiles offer students new perspectives and practical advice for a variety of careers and geographical areas. New career assessment tools are included to help students realize their compatibility with various careers in the criminal justice field. Expanded coverage of information in critical areas such as private prisons, careers in the judiciary, and resume building ensure students are receiving a balanced introduction to criminal justice careers. Free Poster: What can you do with a Criminal Justice degree?