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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

Kyle Stone | Editor

Security, Enforcement and Investigation

Security officers patrol and inspect property to protect against fire, theft, vandalism, terrorism, and illegal activity. They also interview witnesses or victims, prepare case reports, and testify in court.

Law Enforcement Officers, Federal Agents and Detectives usually specialize in investigating one type of violation, such as homicide or fraud. Daily activities differ depending on occupational specialties – such as police officer, game warden, or detective – and whether they are working for a local, State or Federal agency.

Jobs: Inspector, Investigator, Detective, Police Officer, Security Officer, Airport Screener

Median Annual Salary

In 2007, agents entering the Federal service as GS-10 employees receive a salary of $48,159 – $60,199.

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

Educational Requirements

Many entry-level applicants for security and police jobs have completed some formal postsecondary education. A significant number are college graduates. Many junior colleges, colleges, and universities offer programs in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Considering an undergraduate or Master’s degree (and good grades) in any of these fields of study are your best shot and getting in and advancing as a federal agent in this day and age.

Career Tips

US Border Patrol agents protect more than 8,000 miles of international land and water boundaries.

Immigration inspectors interview and examine people seeking entrance to the United States and its territories.

Federal Air Marshals provide air security by guarding against attacks targeting US aircraft, passengers, and crews.

• US Secret Service agents and officers investigate counterfeiting, forgery of Government checks or bonds, and fraudulent use of credit cards.

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    joldham

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I guess I'm confused?? We're half way through 2010 and the opening comment in this article references the projected government hiring needs for 2009? I would think that hiring for 2009 is a statistic now instead of a projection. I would hope that you have more up to date articles than this!

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    aeg123

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    These findings are bogus. I have six graduate degrees, two of them are in business administration and one of them is a Ph.D. in Human Services. Where the hell are all things jobs? Right now, even I as type this email the President of the United States is on the television talking about the worst is over. Well, I guess it is if you have a job! The worst is yet to come.

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    SheilaAST

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i am getting my bachelors degree in business / finance i have no idea what i want to do with it but i know something with the government something big i want to bet the one in charge .. does anyone have any advice what i can do with my degree i am soo lost and i am close to graduating

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    oshenn

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Interesting information on Occupational Health. I have a Bachelor's in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, post-bacc in Medical Technology, prior military experience as an Occupational Health Coordinator, and currently have a 10-point rating for service connected disability, and when I applied for the Occupational Health position with the Dept. of the Navy (DON), I was told I wasn't qualified for the job. Will someone please explain to me where these editors are getting their information, or why the DON found me underqualified for the job?

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    chris2134

    over 5 years ago

    148 comments

    Interesting. ._. . This just added 10 points to me being driven to join the C.I.A ....or any other law enforcement services. ^_^ . Onward To Bringing Justice and Giving Protection!! >:O .

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    Anointed

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

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    kwongm

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    over 5 years ago

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    I am currently in the Air Force and am looking to retire around the end of next year with 20 yrs of service. I have completed my Bachelor's in Business with a concentration in HR. I'm currently working on my Master's in Human REsource Mgmt. I am a little apprehensive about retiring, but i'm ready to go ahead and start a new career. I want to retire to Ga or Fl, but it all depends on where i can find a job. I am flexible as far as areas, as long as the job is solid. Anyone have any advice??

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    joatmon

    over 5 years ago

    96 comments

    Wow, MIT. I am in San Antonio and see that you son wants to join SAPD. You never know what opportunities he may be exposed to by joining the police force, and he may gain a lot from doing so. On the other hand, he may realize how difficult the police department is and go back to looking for employment in EE or CS. CS is a fast moving field though, so the more he is out the more he may have to catch up with once he decided.
    Maybe he can go on some ride alongs or volunteer with the plice force to see it in action first.
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    dtorres 31 wrote :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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    MPisciotta

    over 5 years ago

    14 comments

    Wow, I have a long way to go in order to get a Masters in Accounting just to apply for a job?

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    zakirbabu

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    I want a job any country any where. how it possible pls. inform me .?

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    katjoy

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    With the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he could get an awesome job in criminal justice. They need people with a good head on their shoulders and computers are an area that need policing.
    Good luck to him. FBI is probably a great place for him to start.
    As to the Aerospace Engineer, do you check your typing before submitting? I see so many errors of both grammar and typos, I wonder how you're capable of engineering - aren't you supposed to fairly bright?
    Or are you from a different country by birth - then I'd have to give you some slack, as your english is better than most Americans' ANY foreign language.
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    I swear, the more I read other people's statements, the more confident I am about my own capabilities. - Yikes!

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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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