Where the Federal Jobs Are
survey by the NY Times finds
that the federal government has thousands of openings over the
next two years in five highly-skilled fields. Those five areas
1. Security, Enforcement
and Compliance Assistance (37,515 new hires) This
category includes inspectors, investigators (including criminal),
compliance officers, police officers, security/prison guards
and airport screeners.
2. Medical and Public Health
(25,756 new hires) This group includes physicians,
nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians and nursing assistants.
3. Engineering and Sciences
(23,806 new hires) This category includes professionals
in engineering disciplines and biological sciences (microbiologists,
botanists, foresters), physical sciences (physicists, chemists,
astronomers) and veterinary medical science.
4. Program Management/Administrative
(17,373 new hires) This is a broad category which
ranges from program managers and analysts who monitor program
operations and effectiveness to administrative staff. Administrative
support jobs account for a
minority of the jobs in this category.
5. Accounting, Budget and
Business (12,959 new hires) The Internal Revenue
Service is driving growth in this category, as the agency continues
to hire revenue agents and tax examiners as part of its efforts
to step up enforcement.
The survey focused on the hiring
needs of the 15 largest federal departments and nine independent