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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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WellPoint is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune 50 company. WellPoint is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. At WellPoint, we are working together to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Bring your expertise to our innovative culture where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in peopl...
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GENERAL SUMMARY This position is responsible for providing accounting support in the Accounts Receivable and Job Costing. This position must have excellent organizational and customer service skills. JOB FUNCTIONS · Maintain and organize accounts receivable and job costing reports. · Maintain and organize accounting files. · Process client billing in Sage Master Builder and Wide Area Workflow. · R...
Immediate need for small Boston Corporate office. Lead 2 person team in full cycle accounting process. Participate in transition to paperless system and work closely with Controller and CFO. Must have proven success in real estate industry and expertise in MRI or Yardi....
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Performs a number of custodial functions as well as light mechanical maintenance. Essential Duties Regular site housekeeping and unsafe hazard inspections. Takes corrective action directed to address any conditions that are not acceptable. Changes light bulbs as appropriate. Responds immediately to any spills. Empties trash receptacles on a nightly basis. Performs light mechanical maintenance. Rep...
Our Client in Milpitas (Large Public Company) has an immediate temporary need (3-6 months, possible temp-to-perm) for a Financial Analyst to support an R&D Organization. To be successful in this role must have accounting knowledge including CAPEX budgeting and fixed assets accounting (this is a key requirement), SAP (preferred), clarity (preferred) and that is self-driven, motivated and very high...
Overview: Our stores are where the ultimate magic of Macy's comes to life, and our Retail Sales Associates are vital to delivering customer service that offers a distinctive shopping experience and drives sales results. This position uses a scheduling plan that allows an associate to participate in the creation of his/her work schedule by managing availability and identifying a preferred work sche...
Special COunsel Information Governance is recruting for a Calendaring and Docketing Clerk job is currently available in Chicago, IL! If you have prior experience in this field, this position may be the one for you! You will work be working at a top-tier law firm! If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, and work well with a team, please continue reading! Duties of the Calendaring and Docketing C...
Overview: Macy's is currently seeking dynamic, self-motivated individuals who have a passion for make-up and skin care to work in one of our most vibrant and exciting departments. As a Macy's Cosmetic Beauty Advisor, you will assist customers with make-up and skin care selections through personal, one-on-one interaction and the sharing of your cosmetic knowledge and expertise. Follow up after the...
Overview: As a Commission Sales Associate, you will be the most critical link in ensuring that our customers have a rewarding experience that will keep them coming back to Macy's time after time. You will become a part of a dynamic selling environment where your fashion sense and selling strength will make you an important part of our team. Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to...
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Local electronics contractor seeks full charge bookkeeper who is experienced with Quickbooks. Duties to include A/R, A/P, G/L, bank reconciliation, sales tax,tax estimates, financials, P&L, payroll, federal and state tax reports. Assist with phones as needed and various other accounting duties. Person should also be experienced with some HR functions such as health and casualty insurance, 401k rep...
Responsibilities • Designing new software products for robustness and scalability • Helping with planning, scoping, and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities • Developing Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions • Planning the refactoring and re-architecting of existing software • Working with other architects to identify and create common re...
SPA (Single Page Application) Developer DETAILS Location: Richardson, TX Type of Position: Contract Contract Duration: 12 Months Residency Requirements: All candidates encouraged to apply! ABOUT THE POSITION GTN Technical Staffing is seeking a SPA (Single Page Application) UI Developer with MVC and MVVM for a long-term contract opportunity in Richardson, TX. The SPA (Single Page Application) UI De...
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Master's
28.9%
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