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5 Federal Careers Hiring at Record Pace

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.

Jobs: Program Manager, Analyst, Operations Manager, Public Administrator

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.

Educational Requirements

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.

Career Tips

• 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.

Related Information

Career Profile: Local government administrator


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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

    about 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

    about 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

    about 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

    I am a Veteran and I have my Associates Degree in Communication and working towards my Bachelor's Degree in Communication. What kind of Government jobs are out there for someone of my stature? I will be continuing on with a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.

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    kwongm

    over 5 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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    I don't know 'blankety blank'? My original point was simply that this forum was not the place to be submitting your resumes or curriculum vitae (look that one up) and not that this was not a good resource for information. www.usajobs.gov is a more applicable site for those wanting to forward resumes and find actual employers. some people on this board (lafayette) need to chill out and stop all the negativity.

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    coakdog38

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    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.
    If you're from the US, please, check what you've written before sending!
    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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    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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