These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Security Officers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 12 months ago
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It’s tough to be a security officer nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a security officer isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become security officers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many security officers no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former security officers to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former security officers:

  1. Customer Service Representative
  2. Police Officer
  3. Security Guard
  4. Sales Associate
  5. Security Supervisor
  6. Correction Officer
  7. Cashier
  8. Driver
  9. Supervisor
  10. Assistant Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a security officer would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former security officers to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former security officers:

  1. Site Supervisor
  2. Shift Supervisor
  3. Emergency Medical Technician
  4. Deputy Sheriff
  5. Dispatcher
  6. Assets Protection Specialist
  7. Loss Prevention Agent
  8. Package Handler
  9. Mail Clerk
  10. Sergeant

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Security Officers

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed security officer under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a security officer, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former security officers.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Security Officers

Job Title Rank %
Customer Service Representative 1 2.16%
Police Officer 2 1.44%
Security Guard 3 1.39%
Sales Associate 4 1.27%
Security Supervisor 5 1.25%
Correction Officer 6 1.18%
Cashier 7 0.98%
Driver 8 0.94%
Supervisor 9 0.7%
Assistant Manager 10 0.63%
Administrative Assistant 11 0.61%
Technician 12 0.6%
Machine Operator 13 0.58%
Officer 14 0.56%
Security Specialist 15 0.55%
Truck Driver 16 0.54%
Warehouse Associate 17 0.54%
Security 18 0.53%
Material Handler 19 0.52%
Manager 20 0.48%
Sales Representative 21 0.47%
Internship 22 0.46%
Forklift Operator 23 0.45%
Delivery Driver 24 0.43%
Site Supervisor 25 0.43%
Shift Supervisor 26 0.41%
Substitute Teacher 27 0.41%
Public Safety Officer 28 0.38%
Emergency Medical Technician 29 0.37%
Maintenance Technician 30 0.36%
Associate 31 0.36%
Deputy Sheriff 32 0.35%
Transportation Security Officer 33 0.34%
Home Health Aid 34 0.34%
Dispatcher 35 0.34%
Account Manager 36 0.33%
Operations Manager 37 0.33%
Server 38 0.33%
Certified Nursing Assistant 39 0.32%
Team Leader 40 0.32%
Specialist 41 0.31%
Patrol Officer 42 0.31%
Lead Security Officer 43 0.3%
Warehouse Worker 44 0.29%
Security Manager 45 0.29%
Loss Prevention Officer 46 0.28%
Detention Officer 47 0.28%
Custom Protection Officer 48 0.27%
Store Manager 49 0.27%
Owner 50 0.26%
Assets Protection Specialist 51 0.26%
Customer Service Trainer 52 0.25%
Service Technician 53 0.25%
Volunteer 54 0.25%
Office Assistant 55 0.24%
Customer Service Associate 56 0.24%
Receptionist 57 0.23%
Loss Prevention Agent 58 0.23%
Pharmacist Technician 59 0.23%
Package Handler 60 0.23%
Mail Clerk 61 0.22%
Clerk 62 0.21%
Sergeant 63 0.21%
Protective Officer 64 0.19%
Motor Transport Operator 65 0.19%
Merchandiser 66 0.18%
Agent 67 0.18%
Protection Security Officer 68 0.18%
Crew Member 69 0.18%
Case Manager 70 0.18%
Teacher 71 0.18%
Security Site Supervisor 72 0.18%
Owner/Operator 73 0.17%
Office Manager 74 0.17%
Production Worker 75 0.17%
Sales Consultant 76 0.17%
Assembler 77 0.17%
Shift Manager 78 0.17%
Call Center Representative 79 0.16%
Investigator 80 0.16%
Operator 81 0.16%
Manufacturing Team Member 82 0.16%
Technical Support Specialist 83 0.15%
General Manager 84 0.15%
Unarmed Security Officer 85 0.15%
Courier 86 0.15%
Service Representative 87 0.15%
Cleaner 88 0.15%
Bouncer 89 0.15%
Program Manager 90 0.15%
Security Agent 91 0.15%
Custodian 92 0.14%
Cook 93 0.14%
Direct Support Professional 94 0.14%
Loss Prevention Associate 95 0.14%
Security Director 96 0.14%
Project Manager 97 0.14%
Asset Protection Associate 98 0.14%
Medical Assistant 99 0.14%
Field Service Technician 100 0.14%