"patrol," "patients," and "public safety" aren't the only skills we found public safety officers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of public safety officer responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of public safety officer skills.
Before becoming a public safety officer, 38.3% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 4.0% public safety officers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some public safety officers have a college degree. But about one out of every four public safety officers didn't attend college at all.
The public safety officers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied criminal justice and business, while a small population of public safety officers studied general studies and law enforcement.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a public safety officer. We've found that most public safety officer resumes include experience from Allied Universal, Prime Healthcare, and Mission Regional Medical Center. Of recent, Allied Universal had 105 positions open for public safety officers. Meanwhile, there are 81 job openings at Prime Healthcare and 44 at Mission Regional Medical Center.
If you're interested in companies where public safety officers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and The University of Chicago. We found that at University of California, Berkeley, the average public safety officer salary is $47,551. Whereas at Stanford University, public safety officers earn roughly $46,063. And at The University of Chicago, they make an average salary of $45,854.
View more details on public safety officer salaries across the United States.
We also looked into companies who hire public safety officers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Securitas AB, Securitas AB, and G4S Technology.
For the most part, public safety officers make their living in the health care and non profits industries. Public safety officers tend to make the most in the health care industry with an average salary of $38,645. The public safety officer annual salary in the education and professional industries generally make $36,947 and $34,845 respectively. Additionally, public safety officers who work in the health care industry make 13.7% more than public safety officers in the utilities Industry.