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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

Kyle Stone | Editor

Engineering and Sciences

Engineering technicians use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance.

Others work in quality control, inspecting products and processes, conducting tests, or collecting data. In manufacturing, they may assist in product design, development, or production. Although many workers who repair or maintain various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment are called technicians, these workers are covered in the Handbook section on installation, maintenance, and repair occupations.

Jobs: Engineer, Biologist, Physicist, Chemist, Astronomer, Aerospace Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Maintainability Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mining Engineer, Optical Engineer, Ordnance Engineer, Packaging Engineer, Photographic Engineer, Pollution-Control Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Software Engineer.

Median Annual Salary

Engineering technicians earn an average salary of $43,920.

Federally employed engineers who advanced to the GS-10 level earned salaries of between $48,159 – $60,199 (additional degree may be required).

Educational Requirements

Most engineers enter the occupation with an associate degree in engineering technology. Although it may be possible to qualify for certain engineering technician jobs without formal training, most employers prefer to hire someone with at least a 2-year associate degree in an engineering or science field.

Other training in technical areas may be obtained in the Armed Forces. Many military technical training programs are highly regarded by employers. However, skills acquired in military programs are often narrowly focused and may be of limited applicability in civilian industry, which often requires broader training.

Career Tips

• Opportunities will be best for individuals with an associate degree or extensive job training in engineering.

• Environmental engineering technicians are expected to have 25 percent employment growth between 2006 and 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations.

• Engineers who work in an aerospace related field generally receive higher pay than other types of engineers.

Related Information

Federal Jobs in Engineering


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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

    8 comments

    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

    2 comments

    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

    8 comments

    Local government administrator

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    smileyfree3

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    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

    2 comments

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

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