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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

Kyle Stone | Editor

Medical and Public Health

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. These workers are either specialists who work in a specific clinical department, or generalists who manage an entire facility or system.

Health information managers are responsible for ensuring that health records comply with Federal Government regulations.

Occupational health and safety specialists and inspectors help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. 2 out of 5 public health specialists work in Federal, State, and local government agencies that enforce rules on safety, health, and the environment.

Jobs: Health Services Manager, Public Health Specialist, Medical Technician

Median Annual Salary

Most medical and public health specialists enter Federal service as GS-9 employees, and receive a salary of $44,934 – $58,549.

Federal employees who advanced to the GS-13 level earned salaries of between $75,414 – $94,268 (additional degree may be required).

Educational Requirements

Some agencies require occupational health and safety specialists to have a <a href=“http://govcentral.monster.com/tracking/int?landing_page=”http://govcentral.monster.com/content/education-resources degree in occupational health, safety, or a related field, such as engineering, biology, or chemistry. For some positions, a master’s degree in industrial hygiene or a related subject is required. There also are associate degree and 1-year certificate programs, which primarily are intended for technicians.

Career Tips

• Most occupational health and safety specialists and technicians work in large private firms or for Federal, State, and local governments, most of which generally offer benefits more generous than those offered by smaller firms.

• Employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is expected to increase 9 percent by 2016.

• Most Federal government jobs are as Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors, who enforce U.S. Department of Labor regulations and impose fines.

• Health care has been rated one of the 9 fastest growing government industries

Related Information

Growing Federal Jobs: Health Care
Department of Health and Human Services


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    dtorres31

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I have a son getting ready to go into the workforce and will be graduating from MIT with a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Well, he is determined now to be a Police Officer and I would he go Federal like DEA or FBI, he wants to be an SAPD Officer. Any ideas anyone? I feel that I will not be able to talk him out of it.

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    andretcummings

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I just recently got a goverment job as a Aerospace Engineer. I got lucky I guess. My experince with the goverment is this. If you want a goverment job, they are there to be had. The wheels of the goverment turn slow. From the time of initial application to the actuall interview to 3 months. Human resources have to go hrough all applications(sometimes thousands of them) to see who qualifies. Then they send out notices to the most qualified individuals. Next the schedule interviews after wich they select a candidate. Slow process, but it fair and it works. I am ex military and have been employed by uncle sam for 2 years now. The benefits are great and the job is stable with no layoffs. The time I acrue here with the Federal goverment actually ties in with my military time towards my retirement. Six years active duty plus 2 years Federal service, equals 8 years towards retirement. Good luck with your search. I have attached the web site to search for your job. http://www.usajobs.gov/

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    peteis

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I am currently a Contract Negotiator working for a state controlled institute of higher ed. I work primarily with Federal agencies and am very interested in working for the Federal Government. I have a Bachelor's degree and four years of experience. Should my background sound like a fit for your organization please contact me at peteis2001@yahoo.com.

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    523762893

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I'm a retired vet with 20% disability and a college degree, where do I apply?

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    brianyeakley

    over 5 years ago

    12 comments

    It is refreshing to hear some potentially good information about the state of employment opportunities.

    Brian Yeakley

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    SandraLMJ

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Where do I go to apply.

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    NWMiller

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Please advise how I can apply? Cannot bring up form.

    Natalie Miller
    Home: 847/432-5216
    Cell: 847/687-7206
    stunat@Ameritech.net

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    lafayette

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    about 16 days ago Kwongm posted a comment critisizing writers for providing their qualifications. Kwongm, the comment that you got right was that you don't understand . . . blankity blank. And you didn't discuss any job opportunities in your comment. Incidentally, Cricket is hiring.

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    sunspring

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    (I'm not a veteran) I had read in a career book that the way to get on with the govt is to start at the bottom and eventually you'll make your way through to a better position -- this seems to concur with some of your remarks here that many job posts are filled by insiders. If you're young, that's probably a good strategy, because you start building the career, the benefits and hopefully some upper echelon approval that will get you where you want to be. Maybe you can get some tuition assistance also and develop a bunch of "alphabets" to attach to your resume. (certifications, degrees etc). Also, there are some resources to help you in the library and on amazon - books; and on the internet, blogs where some ideas might work for you. Good luck and keep on trying - try different strategies. Work on your personal network too - for some kinds of jobs, it does help. For some, it doesn't.
    If you're over the hill like me (!) best way to go is probably to search the DOD contractors and suppliers etc. They also have the fed monies and pressure to provide the appropriate services - they may highly value your experience. They look for US based people as well as foreign land based folks.

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    kwongm

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I don't understand why so many people keep posting their resumes and qualifications on this site. It's not a job application, simply a site with articles discussing current job opportunities (not particular positions, mind you).

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    lafayette

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I wonder if prospective employers read these comments and hire the writers. If so, here are my comments. I retired early from federal government employment and presently I live on $442.00 monthly with a disabled daughter. I have medical conditions that SSA will not determine to be disabling. My background includes almost 25 years of civil rights investigation work. I would love to resume civil rights work as a conciliator, mediator or investigator if possible. Honestly, any meaningful employment offer would be appreciated. Feel free to contact me directly at P. O. Box 171965 KCKS 66117. (816) 547-9547 Thank you. LXL

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    sakthivel23

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi my name is sakthivel i like to serve my country technically im a Msc graduate ..... seking for a good job in programming ... and im a computer expert ...... like to work as software engineer pls find a suitable job for me .....

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    minerb

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am seventy yers old, I stay at home to care for my disabled husband, Had worked in retail until Oct of 2008. Would like a job working with seniors as I can relate to all their needs, Which there are quite a few!

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    56789

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I too am faustrated. I am a military spouse with a BS degree. We have moved three times in six years and I've had to give up my career ever time. It is so hard find a job in the government. The help you do get as a spouse is help with your resume. I am quite capable of doing that myself and then you are told to keep sending you resume out. I'm not asking for a free inside but just the chance to be interviewed. It seems that you have to already work for the government or know someone inside. Doesn't matter that I'm supporting my soldier husband and giving up my career with every move. I'm not bitter because I do so with love, but can I get some love back with getting a job.

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    grumpus1

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I managed to get a job in my field at a Naval Hospital. The app and KSAs took a great deal of work, but the interview was easy, and I got the job. What a freakin' nightmare! I quit a job I loved to work at the Naval Hospital, and ended up being fired/quitting within three months. My boss specialized in career enhancement (hers) by beating down her staff. I found out that I was one in a long line of unfortunates who had been hired by her, only to be abused and then discarded. The woman before me cried at her desk every day because of the dept. head. My point is that gov't jobs sound great - good benefits, decent salaries, an opportunity to serve - but there's way too much CYAing, old boy networking, backstabbing, archaic management styles, and lack of mission orientation. Tenured employees only want to keep their jobs, and they are happy to throw coworkers under the bus if it'll help them stay in their position. It seemed to me that we were there less to serve the sailors and their families and more to work the system for our own personal benefit. Yuck! I recommend that vets look to the civilian sector for employment. It's very different than the military, but in the right environment, some of the best aspects of military service - teamwork, camaraderie, being mission driven, doing important work - can be experienced.

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