Friday, April 16, 2010

A Career in Public Security

According to, demand is growing for well-trained public security professionals, partly due to a rising number of disasters, both natural and man-made. In response to the demand, colleges are increasingly offering degree and certificate programs in public security, criminal justice, and related fields. These fields offer careers such as law enforcement officer, fire service, security officer, homeland security administrator, educator, investigator, or many others.

If you’re thinking about a career in public security, or if you’re a professional already working in the public security discipline, you will benefit from the training available toward an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree program. Online colleges such as Virginia College Online and Penn Foster Career School offer these type of courses, with hands-on training available with our LabSim online labs. “Some of the courses covered may include Administration, Accounting, Public Safety Research, Fundamentals of Homeland Security, Emergency Planning and Decision-Making, Law, Human Behavior, Disaster Response and Recovery, and Development of Public Policy Strategies.”

Many job opportunities exist in public security. If it’s what you’ve been thinking about, maybe now is the time to find a program and get started!

Emily Howard, TestOut

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