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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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    rstomchek

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a student majoring in Criminal Justice. I am looking for an entry level or paid intership position. Could someone help guide me in how I go about achieving this.
    rstomchek@charter.net

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    annette55

    almost 6 years ago

    8 comments

    I have 18 years in civil services. I got riff in 2003 at Fort Knox, Ky and been trying to get back in the stystem. I start in 1985 I have career conditional status can you help me out. I live in Los Angeles area Inglewood, CA.

    Annette Hall (cell) 323-424-1145. E-mail address is annettehall51@yahoo.com.

    Thank you.

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    111

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I want the job you specified is COMPUTER SPECIALIST

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    TeriPlayford

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I would make an excellent investigator due to attention to detail thanks to a career in journalism, and I have always been interested in this type of employment.

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    TeriPlayford

    over 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Criminal investigator, Nashville, Tennessee
    teriplayford@gmail.com

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    thunter

    over 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Where do Engineers fit into the picture?

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    debrablowe4

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    Is this a website in which you find jobs?

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    esen

    almost 7 years ago

    4 comments

    I would be interested in Western New Yorks planning in tourism, real estate etc.

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    rrobles

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    What about Economists who can guide them to a high demand job.

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    JZuk

    almost 7 years ago

    64 comments

    I think it depends on what part of the country you're in I guess. Actually, the list was from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it doesn't include education or hospitals.

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    scottbrave

    almost 7 years ago

    2 comments

    I appreciated the info...thought teachers might be in that top 10 group

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