Do you like where you work? Did you know that the government is hiring? For many people, the government is one of the best employers out there.
No matter where you want to work, there are government jobs nearby. Government jobs aren’t only located in Washington DC. Actually 84% of government jobs are located in other places – including 50,000 employees who work abroad!
You can learn more about government jobs on JobMonkey. There are government jobs in nearly every niche. The government offers competitive salaries and great benefits. The benefits include things like health insurance, retirement pay, vacation time, and more. Many government jobs also support telecommuting. It’s sounding pretty good, right?
If you’re going to work for the federal government, try one of these top 25 paying government jobs (minus Barack Obama’s job!):
- Astronomer – $116,072
- Attorney – $114,240
- Financial Manager – $101,022
- General Engineer – $100,051
- Economist – $94,098
- Computer Scientist – $90,929
- Chemist – $89,954
- Criminal Investigator – $88,174
- Microbiologist – $87,206
- Architect – $85,690
- Statistician – $81,524
- Librarian – $78,665
- Accountant – $78,030
- Chaplain – $76,511
- Ecologist – $76,511
- Human Resources Manager – $76,502
- Health and Safety Specialist – $73,003
- Air Traffic Controller – $72,049
- Budget Analyst – $71,267
- Correctional Officer – $67,140
- Nurse – $65,345
- Technical Engineer – $63,951
- Border Patrol Agent – $63,550
- Medical Technician – $59,840
- Customs Inspector – $59,248
Thanks to GovCentral for the list! There are countless other government jobs too. You could work with the, Environmental Protection Agency, National Security Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Park Service, or many others!
The options seem to be endless. If you’re applying for a government job, here’s a bit of advice, be patient. The application process can be tedious. Be sure to weigh all of the pros and cons of working for the government. Remember that many positions are only open to US citizens.
Are you ready to start your government job search?