The Top 10 Occupations the Government is Hiring Now

by Vault Careers | May 28, 2010

As part of the focus on government jobs in the wake of pending improvements to the federal hiring process, I wrote yesterday about the Top 10 Government Agencies hiring right now, using data from USAJOBS.gov to compile the list.

Vault guide to government agency hiring coverToday, I have two more top ten lists based on USAJOBS information for your consideration. Both offer insights into the government hiring market and are important parts of the decision-making process for most jobseekers. And, while yesterday's list was all about which organizations were likely to have open jobs, today's pair recognize that the organization doing the hiring matters little if they're not looking for someone with your skill set—or they're hiring somewhere that you're just not prepared to live. Which is why the USAJOBS data also conveniently breaks down by top location and top occupation. Without further ado, then, here is the first of those lists:

Top 10 Occupations In Demand by the Government

  1. Information Technology Management Specialist: 2399 postings to date in 2010
  2. Management and Program Analyst: 1693 postings
  3. Administration & Program Staff: 1611 postings
  4. Nurse: 1353 postings
  5. Medical Officer: 1329 postings
  6. Office Clerk / Assistant: 1040 postings
  7. Business and Industry Specialist: 1015 postings
  8. Contract Specialist: 1015 postings
  9. Engineer, General: 845 postings
  10. Human Resources Specialist: 828 postings
Read the full list

Read the Top 10 Locations for Government Hiring in 2010

For more insight on government careers, check out the Vault Guide to Government Agency Careers.

--Posted by Phil Stott, Vault.com

Filed Under: Job Search


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