Department of Health and Human Services: Federal Jobs Overview

Department of Health and Human Services: Federal Jobs Overview

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Contributing Writer

HHS Protects the health and welfare of all Americans and provides essential human services. It administers Medicare and Medicaid and manages programs that provide financial assistance and services to low-income families, engages in health and social science research; ensures food and drug safety, prevents diseases, including immunization services for emergencies and potential terrorism, and ensures that health information technology is established to ensure a comprehensive medical system.

Number of Employees: 53,783 Career Fields:

Medical and Public Health
Biological Sciences
Administration/Program Management
Information Technology
● Physical Sciences

Future Hiring Projections (FY 2007-09): 5,302

Top Five Occupations:

Nurse (1,089)
Physician (744)
General Health Scientist (666)
Public Health Administrator (393)
Biologist (378)

Current Vacancies:

Click here for a current list of Department of Health and Human Services vacancies.

Agency Website: Department of Health and Human Services

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