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Ten Fastest Growing State and Local Gov't Jobs

Ten Fastest Growing State and Local Gov't Jobs

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Editor

According to federal statistics, state and local governments are expected to hire nearly 1.4 million new workers over the next ten years. Combine this number with the large number of vacancies that are expected to arise as more baby boomers retire and you realize that states and localities will be very busy with recruiting over the next decade.

Most job growth is in legal, financial, and municipal planning related careers. Below is a list of the ten state and local government jobs that are expected register the highest percentage increases over the next decade.

1) Lawyer


New Jobs (2006-16): 24,300

Percent Increase: 27.6

2) Criminal Investigator / Detective


New Jobs (2006-16): 13,100

Percent Increase: 19.8

3) Accountant / Auditor


New Jobs (2006-16): 13,000

Percent Increase: 16.1

4) Correctional Officer


New Jobs (2006-16): 64,600

Percent Increase: 10.9

5) Computer Specialist


New Jobs (2006-16): 18,000

Percent Increase: 12.7

6) EMS Dispatcher


New Jobs (2006-16): 10,900

Percent Increase: 12.5

7) Waste Management Operator


New Jobs (2006-16): 10,800

Percent Increase: 12.1

8) Firefighter


New Jobs (2006-16): 33,400

Percent Increase: 12.1

9) Library Technician


New Jobs (2006-16): 7,200

Percent Increase: 12.0

10) Urban and Regional Planner


New Jobs: 2,782

Percent Increase: 10.7


Source: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


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