25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government
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11) Statistician – $81,524
Projected Growth: 9%
Employees Needed: 1,900
Education Level: A master’s degree in statistics or mathematics is the minimum educational requirement for most jobs as a statistician.
The Department of Commerce offers three Summer and Academic Paid Year Internships.
12) Librarian – $78,665
Projected Growth: 4%
Employees Needed: 5,800
Education Level: A master’s degree in library science is the main qualification for most librarian positions, although school librarians often need experience as teachers to meet State licensing requirements.
The State of Michigan offers information about Library Internship Programs.
13) Accountant – $78,030
Projected Growth: 12%
Employees Needed: 264,000
Education Level: A bachelor’s degree is sometimes required.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers a Summer Honors College Program.
14) Chaplain – $76,511
15) Ecologist – $76,511
Projected Growth: 25%
Employees Needed: 23,000
Education Level: A master’s degree also the minimum educational requirement for most entry-level applied research positions in private industry, in State and Federal agencies, and at State geological surveys.
The Alaska Science Center offers a Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program.