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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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Saint Louis, 63104
Automotive Broadway Truck Centers. Used Truck Salesperson. Light, Medium, Heavies. Guaranteed Salary + Commission. Auto allowance. Send resume to 1506 S. 7th Street St. Louis MO 63104 or email ***** (1888585)...
Hazelwood, 63042
Bommarito Automotive Group Missouri's #1 Automotive Group There can only be one #1 Source, Bureau of Missouri Automotive Registrations Bommarito Ford is now hiring for: EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIANS EXPERIENCED FORD TRAINED QUICK LANE TECHNICIANS Bommarito Ford, the area's fastest-growing Ford Dealer, is looking for experienced and motivated individuals to join our team. Union positions. Pay...
University City, 63132
Creve Coeur, MO: On the rise dynamic company looking for a dependable, hardworking, self-motivated, well organized and detail oriented individual. 1-2 years' minimum experience required, 3+ years' preferred, operating intelligent inserter machines (i.e. Kern, Pitney Bowes, Bell and Howell, or comparable). Fast pace and team environment. Applicant must be able to stand for long periods of time and...
Saint Louis, 63101
Driver for City P & D Must have 3 yrs exp, clean MVR, no felonies, no accidents and have doubles exp. Pay is $800-$1000 avg/wk. Call 417-872-6934 (1889075)...
Saint Louis, 63104
Mechanics - Broadway Truck Centers Truck Mechanics All Make Gas and or Diesel Send resume to 1506 S. 7th Street St. Louis MO 63104 or email ***** (1888640)...
Cottleville, 63376
Med Part-Time staff wanted. Mature person. Office experience desired. (Optical) Non smoking office. Mail or Fax Resume to St. Peters Eye Care Center 6764 Mexico Road, St Peters, MO 63376 or Fax to -636-278-2O4O (1888681)...
Saint Louis, 63104
-Sales - Broadway Ford Truck Sales. New Ford Truck Salesperson All size Ford Trucks Guaranteed Salary + Commission. Auto allowance. Send resume to 1506 S. 7th Street St. Louis MO 63104 or email ***** (1888591)...
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) seeks an experienced executive assistant to support two high-level leaders. The position offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and a stable work environment. Responsibilities include managing and maintaining calendars; coordinating travel arrangements, scheduling conferences and setting up meetings, processing expense reports,...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
We are looking for a software engineer with with C+ and database design and development using one or more common databases like Oracle, SQL Server, etc. Summary: The Software Engineer - Windows GUI and Database Development for the Composites Division will work with a development team that develops software dedicated to the design and manufacturing of composite structures for a variety of applicati...
We are looking for a software engineer with with C+ and database design and development using one or more common databases like Oracle, SQL Server, etc. Summary: The Software Engineer - Windows GUI and Database Development for the Composites Division will work with a development team that develops software dedicated to the design and manufacturing of composite structures for a variety of applicati...
Bond Investigations is currently seeking a full time Receptionist to ensure the quality and efficiency of our office operations. Responsibilities include: Answer and direct all incoming phone calls, via a multi-line switchboard in a professional and positive manner Serve as the primary coordinator of office telephone calls for about 10 different attorneys Greet applicants and visitors in a profess...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
Formulations Chemist The client is seeking a Formulations Chemist for its operation in Hartland, Wisconsin. They are a leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of topical products targeting the massage therapy and spa professions. The Formulations Chemist is responsible for formulating topical cosmetic products for the spa/massage markets. The role is primarily New Product Development, but al...
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This position with the Wellesley College Alumnae Association is focused on managing the transition from our legacy software application to our new software offering. The main responsibility of this person will be to interface with the alumnae volunteer network to gather, edit, and coordinate the content implementation and inputting of data into the new system. Will be responsible for managing two...
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