Where the Jobs Are:
The Continuing Growth of Federal Job Opportunities
A Report by
Sponsored by The New York Times Job Market
Where the Jobs Are Executive Summary Public Administration to conduct this study. An expert panel, supported by a project staff experienced in federal government human resources management, oversaw this effort and was responsible for producing the report and its contents. In completing this report, the Partnership and the Academy surveyed 15 cabinet-level departments and nine independent agencies, which collectively represent more than 95 percent of the employment in the executive branch. The vocations where the government will be making the biggest push in the next two years are primarily highly-skilled fields. Those five areas are: 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.
his report, for the first time, takes a comprehensive view of government projections of hiring needs across agencies by occupational category and compares those needs to projected private sector demands. In so doing, the report highlights the skills and expertise that will be most in...