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5 Most Exciting Government Jobs

5 Most Exciting Government Jobs

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral

Fresh ideas. Innovative viewpoints. Commitment to the highest standards of excellence. A thrilling, almost grueling physical component.

Doesn’t sound like the average job for the federal government, right? Perhaps not. But just because every government job isn’t thrilling, we should not come to the conclusion that EVERY government job is boring. In fact, I was so tired of hearing people stereotype government work as antiquated, tedious, and methodical, that I decided to create the ultimate guide to exciting government careers.

What I learned in this process was that exciting government jobs do not only exist in abundance, but also that some fast-paced government careers are actually in high demand right now. So, if you’re feeling like you’ll never actually see the action involved in a “high-velocity career path,” it might be time to think again.

Here are the five most exciting and rewarding Federal Government Careers:

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4. Astronaut | Aerospace










3. Combat Specialty Officer










2. Secret Service









1. Homeland Security










Don’t agree with these choices? Which jobs make your list?


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    CharlieBravo

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Incredible jobs for incredible people. The incredible majority of the ones looking for a job are not cut to take advantage of these incredible opportunities. How exciting can you when it seems that you publish the same crap in cyles. Look at the age of the comment before mine, and at the age of the majority of the commentators. HAVE YOU RESPOND PUBLICLY to all these comments? Well?

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    Jimbo2

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    The astronaut sounds great!! Does anyone know if you need to bring your own shuttle?

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    1Sogwar

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Hey neomo123. The problem might be your location. Come on down to the border and I'll garauntee your DHS attitude will change. Goodtimes here. Also get away from your desk and develop something.

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    redstone

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Good title grabber but just retired after 40 years gov't service and probably 15-20 different jobs...one just led to another to another,, now that exciting...best part, supporting the soldier ..so he can do his job better...regardless of his job.....maybe being a gov't guy or gal is more than exciting, its how can I help...the soldier, the nation, my country....its out there...

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    dpcsmitty

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Monkeyfist...what exactly are you doing if you don't mind me asking?

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    monkeyfist

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    At 50 I started a new career. Ten years later I have been making six figures every year without the need for a degree. No two days are ever the same; the "pucker factor" can get really high, at times; there is the same GI "hurry-up-and-wait" mentality; and, a person of average intelligence is considered a genius. There are even days when you pinch yourself to make certain you are awake as they are PAYING you to do this job. The Coast Guard can't touch this pay!

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    Trey2

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Yeah, as a 50-year-old military retiree I should be able to get one of these exciting jobs! Perhaps I'll join the Secret Service! There is no age discrimination right? Or maybe I could train to be a scientist - yeah, that's the ticket!!!

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    neomo123

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Homeland Security is the most exciting Government Job!? I set behind a desk everyday and preform the same "exciting" tasks everyday. Day in and Dayout, its the same everyday. All the excitement is too much for me to handle, I end up crying myself to sleep every night. But heh the pays good so whatever! lol

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    Willbo

    over 5 years ago

    6 comments

    Not a single thought to say for instance "trained federal terrorist hunter " in exotic locale's like Afghanistan ? Okay so your idea of exciting isn't the same as mine . Sigh ! Be well and happy . as ever
    Enjoy Life
    Willi

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    McConnell

    about 6 years ago

    354 comments

    You know, I should write a feature on that, and write more about the postal service in general. Look for something soon!

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    Account Removed

    about 6 years ago

    Kyle, I believe that you forgot to mention the postal worker. I recall reading about a postal worker who opened a restaurant on the side. How dull is that!

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    McConnell

    about 6 years ago

    354 comments

    kimpm1, that is good to hear! Maybe this list should be expanded to "10 Most Exciting Jobs" in order to be more inclusive.

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    kimpm1

    about 6 years ago

    2 comments

    My job as a Labor Relations Specialist is never ever boring! Practically every day a strange new situation arises that must be dealt with using a wide variety of tactics depending on the problem. Never a dull moment!

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    Account Removed

    over 6 years ago

    Excellent article! I've always wanted to be an astronaut.

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