5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace
Kyle Stone | Editor
Program Managers and Administrators
Administrators and Program Managers coordinate and direct the many support services that allow organizations to operate efficiently. Specifical examples of management duties include: payroll, administration, conference planning, data processing, printing and production, records management, telecommunications, security, and energy consumption.
Median Annual Salary
In 2006, the median annual earnings for program managers and administrators were $67,690. Median earnings for employees of State and Local departments were $68,410.
Some agencies require occupational health and safety specialists to have a bachelor’s 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.
• Applicants will face keen competition for the limited number of top-level management jobs; competition should be less severe for lower-level management jobs.
• Employment of program managers and administrators is expected to increase 12 percent by 2016.
Career Profile: Local government administrator