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About 22 million people held civilian government jobs in 2012, including more than 14 million local workers, 5.1 million state workers and 2.8 million federal workers. The most common state and local government jobs are found in education, healthcare and protective services. The largest categories of federal workers are professional, administrative, technical and clerical. About 15 percent of federal jobs are in the Washington, DC, area.

Jobs in Government


Teachers and teacher assistants comprise about 18 percent of public employment. The largest occupations in state and local government include police and sheriffs, administrative support workers, correctional officers and janitors. Nursing jobs are found at all three government levels. Many federal government job opportunities involve compliance or management analysis and about 20 percent of federal government jobs are found at the US Postal Service.

Government Job Market


Since government jobs are paid for from taxes, they’re always influenced by public budgets. More than 500,000 jobs in government disappeared between February 2010 and July 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, and federal employees had their salaries frozen.

In 2011, federal government job retirements rose 25 percent, the start of the wave of anticipated retirements spurred by the aging of the Baby Boomers, the salary freeze and rising anti-government attitudes, the Partnership for Public Service says.

Total federal government jobs, including Postal Service jobs, will decline 13 percent between 2010 and 2020, the BLS predicts. However, government work at the state and local levels will grow 7 percent during that same period, the BLS says. Meanwhile, government employment outside education and hospitals will increase only 2 percent.



Government Salaries


The mean salary for all federal, state and local government workers, except those employed in schools, the Postal Service or hospitals, was $53,580 in 2011.

The average federal government worker earned $76,231 worldwide in 2010. The mean 2011 salary for postal service clerks was $52,960; the average mail-carrier salary was $51,390.

State government jobs paid a mean of $53,180 in 2011. The mean salary for a local government job was $46,730 in 2011.
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Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
Description: Be part of something daring and bold and help rewrite the history of UnitedHealth Group! We're changing the landscape of health care with people like you, who really know how to get down to business. When you join us at UnitedHealth Group as a Government Capture Manager, you will use your sharp business skills to assist in creating, controlling and improving business processes. You ...
The Program Director: Government Programs has overall responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating activities pertaining to the startup and ongoing operations of this Horizon business division, which encompasses Medicare, Medicare Supplemental, and Medicaid (including MLTSS) lines of business. Much of the initial work will be on planning and coordinating the strategic vision and implem...
Description: Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance. Our team enjoys conversation-changing, life-changing, world-changing opportunities throughout their careers. Bring us your experience, your head...
Description: Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance. Our team enjoys conversation-changing, life-changing, world-changing opportunities throughout their careers. Bring us your experience, your head...
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MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR Government and Major Account Contracts Copier Industry Experience Req’d $53,500 Salary Do you have 2 plus years administering GSA and Major Account Copier/Printer contracts? If you do, our client, an international company with corporate offices in New Jersey, wants to interview you as soon as possible. In the role of Marketing Administrator, you will be responsible fo...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) OptumInsight provides software and information product...
Description: No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm) Are you a highly organized, motivated project coordina...
As a member of the Sales Division, you will work collaboratively with an account team in order to sell and promote adoption of Esri’s ArcGIS platform within an organization. As part of an account team, you will be responsible for facilitating the development and execution of a set of strategies for a defined portfolio of accounts. Utilize your experience in enterprise sales to help customers lever...
Public Affairs/Government Relations Account Executive CRL Associates, Inc. is seeking experienced, qualified and motivated candidates interested in joining our growing team of public affairs and government relations professionals in Denver, CO. CRL Associates, Inc. is a leading government relations, public affairs and strategic communications firm assisting clients achieve greater levels of succ...
Job Requisition Number:42791 Bloomberg Government is seeking an overnight web producer with strong editorial experience, digital production skills and knowledge of the U.S. government to join our web team. She/he will be involved with daily publishing and must have a strong background in news editing and newsletters. Experience with e-mail distribution software, traffic analytics, HTML and vario...
You know how to communicate with customers to find out what they need—and what solutions can fill those needs. Our dedicated Sales professionals receive award-winning training so they can present our game-changing technologies, products and services to the world. Responsibilities About Verizon We believe in the power of technology to solve just about anything. And we've put our sharpest minds to...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
Description: Do you have a background administrating and monitoring government contracts? Have project management experience? Experience working in a large, highly matrixed work environment? Want to work with an elite team of some of the brightest and most inventive people in the healthcare & technology industries? Work alongside us today and discover a culture of integrity, compassion, relations...
SUMMARY: Support the SCES Program and the Program Management Office (PMO) in various capacities relating to the activities required within a Department of Defense (DoD) PMO. Tasks will include analysis of budget and funding streams in support of Government operations, support for DoD appropriations process, unfunded requirement processes, MIPR support and justification documentation. In addition ...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm) As a leader in our Optum Shared Services organization, you will contribute to growing a new Government BPO Operations Service Line. You wi...
Job Summary The Molina Healthcare Internship Program shares an objective to create a stepping stone for students and alumni who aim to be professionals and future leaders in the healthcare business profession. We aim to develop talent by providing students and alumni with experiential learning, formal training, and opportunities to interact with healthcare business professionals who will act as c...
At Thomson Reuters, we are trusted for the decisions that matter most, empowering customers to act with confidence in a complex world. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and scientific markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. The...
Job Description Eaton's Electrical North American Sales Division has an immediate opening for a Government Sales Engineer. This position is flexible to location within the Central or North East Regions of the US. Eaton is a diversified power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. The company ...

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