Is Private Security a career or just a payed job?

Other answer:

Mostly just a job. It can be a career, very rarely you can be promoted in a security company but only the very large companies treat managers any good. There is a degree to do with security so some people do that and then go straight to management.
Payed job here
It is a career and it depends on who you work for, some get very well-paid because they are defending a particular important person.
If you can get multiple jobs through contracts or work for a specific company. I think you will make decent money.