Career Details

Airport Screener

Career Overview

A person at an airport who uses specialized machinery to see if passengers are carrying anything that could be dangerous.


Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field may be necessary to obtain these positions. Most training for the position will occur on the job.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$20,000 /yr
$39,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Languages
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Screeners work in airports and may work a combination of day and night shifts.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada