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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.

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