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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

Kyle Stone |

There is a lot of discussion about how government-sector jobs are more stable than others in our faltering economy and about how government hiring trends are predicted to be more resistant to the economic downturn than other sectors. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do you a whole lot of good, if you’ve got no idea of where to start in order to get hired.

We’ve taken a look at the salaries, hiring trends, and projected growth rates of over 50 government-related careers, and have assembled a guide to some of the best government careers at the entry level. No matter where you want to go with your career, these jobs are ‘smart picks’.

Note: Before you get too excited, keep in mind that a college degree is still required for several of the entry-level government jobs listed below:


Business Operations Specialists

Police and Sheriffs Patrol Officers

Fire Fighters

Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

Civil Engineers

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Computer Systems Analysts

Construction Managers

Social Workers

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