Trends/Research

Career Prospects, Trends, & Research


Homeland security jobs are widely sought after. The homeland security industry continues to grow, and as it is a multidisciplinary field, it needs people in many specialties. Currently the highest demand in the public sector is for people trained in security, disaster management and emergency matters. The need for skilled intelligence analysts, policy analysts, managers, translators, trainers, and technical experts is also high.

In the private sector, there is high demand for corporate security personnel in the defense, financial services and technology industries. Public utilities and key infrastructure entities, such as transportation, health care, education, information technology, and manufacturing, are becoming more involved in homeland security matters.

Trends Analysis Reports

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security at Pierce College is pleased to offer trends analysis reports to highlight the growth in the field of Homeland Security.

Employer Demand Reports

The employer demand reports is a group of four reports that reflect the top 25 skill sets and certifications that employers are looking for in workers, as well as the top 25 occupations and employers.

Occupational Employment Stats (OES) Program

The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.