SkillsUSA prepares students for careers in public safety. Students learn to plan, manage, and provide legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Career Opportunities Security and Protective Services Lead The Way in Public Safety
Careers in this cluster involve protecting people and enforcing rules.
BLS counted about 4.9 million jobs in the SOC occupations that are assigned to the law, public safety, corrections, and security cluster. Median annual wages for these occupations ranged from $19,040 for lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers to $118,150 for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates.
Many occupations in this cluster typically require a high school diploma or equivalent. However, specific designations range from less than a high school diploma and short-term on-the-job training for occupations such as security guards to a doctoral or professional degree, 5 or more years of work experience in a related occupation, and short-term on-the-job training for judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates.
BLS projects occupations assigned to the security and protective services pathway to have the most job openings in the law, public safety, corrections, and security cluster. Among the occupations in this pathway is security guards, which is projected to have the most job openings in the cluster.
Disaster/Emergency Services Manager
Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Manager
Law Enforcement Officer
Alabama SkillsUSA serves the Public Safety industry by preparing students with real-world experiences the SkillsUSA Championships. The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the skills of the top students in the state. These Championships allow students to showcase their skills, get feedback from industry leaders, and be rewarded for excellence.