What Kinds of Federal Jobs are There?

July 28, 2007 – 10:28 am

Think you need a political science degree to work for the federal government? Think again! The federal government’s broad mission means there are jobs in every field. From architects to zoologists, the federal government is looking for a wide variety of talented and dedicated employees.


The Top Careers

Over the next two years, these are expected to be the top five job areas, but there will be jobs available for virtually career path:

  • Security, Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (37,515 new hires)
    Includes inspectors,investigators (including criminal), police officers, security/prison guards, and airport screeners
  • Medical and Public Health (25,756 new hires)
    Includes physicians, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, and nursing assistants
  • Engineering and Sciences (23,806 new hires)
    Includes in engineers, biologists, physicists, chemists, and astronomers
  • Program Management/Administrative (17,373 new hires)
    Includes program managers and analysts who monitor program operations and effectiveness to administrative staff; administrative support jobs account for a minority of the jobs in this category
  • Accounting, Budget and Business (12,959 new hires)
    The Internal Revenue Service is driving growth in this category, hiring revenue agents and tax examiners as part of its efforts to step up enforcement

Where the Jobs Are: The Continuing Growth of Federal Job Opportunities
This report, for the first time, takes a comprehensive view of government projections of hiring needs across agencies by occupational category and compares those needs to projected private sector demands. The report highlights the skills and expertise that will be most in demand by the federal government and suggests which skills will be especially difficult to attract to public service. Download the PDF

Source: http://www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers/index.htm

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