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7 Booming Federal Career Fields

7 Booming Federal Career Fields

Currin Berdine | Editor

The federal government is the largest employer of any organization in the nation, with a plethora of job types and career fields. In the government there is something for everyone, especially if you have a college degree.

With a combination of information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, USAJobs, the Partnership for Public Service and the Economic Stimulus Bill, we’ve gathered important information about seven career paths that are hiring at record paces this year. Current events shape these numbers, reflected in such opportunities as Homeland Security and government financial planning. Further, the Economic Stimulus package is creating thousands of new jobs in construction, transportation, science and beyond.

Inside each career profile you’ll find job descriptions, salary information, custom job board searches, and more:

Engineering, Science & Technology: 22,274 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 19,389+

Technicians (Non-Medical/Bio), Inspections & Construction: 21,069 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 10,391+

Enforcement, Investigation & Intelligence: 20,954 Projected New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 4,950+

Program Managers, Administrators, & Office Support: 18,048 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 23,281+

Accounting & Business: 13,802 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 11,575+

Medical & Public Health: 11,783 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 7,238+

Social Science, & Legal: 4,728 New Hires
Openings in Last 30 Days Listed on USAJobs: 3,580+




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