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What is Security Management?

Written by Michelle Ecker on Thursday, 12 November 2020. Posted in Career

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Security management has always been a major concern among owners of public venues. Places such as hospitals, college campuses, casinos, airports, sports arenas, retail stores- managers of all these locations are consistently tasked with the ongoing duty of providing various forms of security to visitors and staff. In order to achieve this, millions of security professionals are employed across the country to maintain various forms of safety.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, specialized security roles are poised to grow. In studying jobs such as security guards and gaming surveillance officers in particular- employment is expected to increase to more than 1.2 million jobs by 2026. If this is a career path you are considering following, now is a great time to begin training and preparing yourself to dive in while the industry is still growing.

What is security management?

Ashworth’s Online Security Management course will give you a comprehensive delve into the field of security management. Starting with your Intro to Security Management course, you will study what security management really means- including:

  • Homeland security
  • Loss prevention
  • Risk analysis
  • Physical security of property and personnel
  • Fire protection
  • Insurance theft
  • Workplace violence
  • Drug use
  • Terrorism
  • Computer security

The definition of- and therefore your future role in- security management could encompass a number of these forms, so Ashworth’s program will be sure to provide you with an introduction to each one as you discover your interests within this field.

How to start working in security management

Ashworth College offers an affordable, online security management certificate course to individuals looking to take the first step towards preparing for a career in this industry, such as graduate Jose Dones.. now a graduate of Ashworth’s security management program, moved to the United States from Puerto Rico in 2004, speaking no English. After he moved, a friend of his recommended Ashworth College, and Jose was interested. Soon after, he enrolled and got started with the program, which he has since completed- he graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.

I’m not a rich guy, but I was able to make these payments, he remembers. Now I have my certificate in security management, and I’m moving on to get my Bachelor’s Degree with Ashworth College too.

Take an online security management course

If this sounds like the right path for you, you can get started online or call if you’d like a student services representative to assist you.

As a graduate of this Security Management course, you will have an excellent opportunity to stand out from competing candidates who do not have any formal training. Beyond that, if you are interested in taking your education a step further, after completing this course you will be able to apply its credits toward an Associate’s Degree in Security Administration if like Jose, you are interested in furthering your education with time.

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