Careers in Government

Careers in Government


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The Government is the largest employer in the nation.  In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2013, more than 2 million federal civilian workers were employed in 350 different occupations. Careers in government can vary significantly and include a wide-range of career disciplines such as, ensuring food safety, investigating criminal activity, providing emergency care, or developing science and technology or legal advice. Whatever your interests or skills, there is likely a career in government that might suit you.[v]

While there are many careers in government that do not require a college degree,  there are others may require post-secondary education.[i] Furthermore, careers in government can be quite competitive, and in some cases, having more education or experience than a position requires may qualify applicants for a higher pay grade.[v]

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