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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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    castof47

    almost 6 years ago

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    Hello, my name is Anthony Olvido. Currently, I am a supervisor of staff with BS in Business/ eBusiness. My career goals focuses on stability, and growth. With 24 years working with systems, this would be a great opportunity to work for the government. What do I need to do to be part of such organization?

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    ag_olatunjisubair

    almost 6 years ago

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    my name is subair wasiu olatunji from Lagos Nigeria i am seeking for government work, a challenging work were i can exhibit my skills and knowledge in government. Thank you

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    cnotting229

    almost 6 years ago

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    My name is Casandra Nottingham, and Iam currently unemployed, I would very much love to work with the Federal Government. Thank you.

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    ricden

    almost 6 years ago

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    Good Evening! (12/05/08) Question: How do I apply, for a "local" Goverment Job, here in the Lansdale, PA area? Can I submit a Resume, and start from there? Thanx, in advance, for your time! Have a GREAT, Holiday Season!! With kind regards, Denny Rice *ricden4@verizon.net @ 105 Allison Court, Lansdale, PA 19446 (215-362-7714) *I have 25+ years of on-the-job experience in office work & bookkeeping.

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    Jadakayanga

    almost 6 years ago

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    Local government administrator

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    smileyfree3

    almost 6 years ago

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    I have been trying to get a job in this field and it has been impossible. this article has been very useful. I now know that i need at least one more year of experience or I need to continue school for another 2 years.

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    kolyne28

    almost 6 years ago

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    This is the area that I am trying to get into, so this article interested me.

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