Government Jobs & Employment Information
In the year 2012, approximately 22 million individuals held civilian government jobs, which included 14 million local jobs and 5.1 million state government jobs. A basic government job search will show that maximum number of openings existed in education, protective services and healthcare.
In addition, the largest categories of government employees included that of clerical, technical, administrative and professional workers.
18% of the public employment belongs to teachers and teacher assistant jobs. Also within the local and state government, the largest occupations include that of police and sheriffs, correctional officers, janitors and administrative support workers.
Considering that federal jobs are paid from taxes, pay scales are always influenced by public budgets. Between a span of 2 years between 2010 and 2012, 500,000 government jobs were lost.
It is expected that government jobs such as postal service jobs will go down by 13% between 2010 and 2020. However, opportunities in the state and local levels according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is expected to go up by 7% in the same time period. Government jobs other than education and healthcare is expected to rise only by 2%.
In the year 2011, postal services, hospitals and schools paid about $53,580 yearly.