Serving The Government
Careers in the medical profession are on the rise and expected to grow exponentially in the next decade. With over 76 million baby boomers entering the later years of their lives, medical care for these individuals is on the rise and has been for a few years now. Job growth in the medical sector is projected to be the fastest growing in all industries, which is why a career in medicine will be very lucrative in the future.
For those who think that medical training is just nurses and doctors, think again. The medical industry is full of careers that you may not have even considered. Take for example an individual who is interested in music and may have a degree in musical studies; suddenly that person decides that a career in medicine may be more rewarding, so now what? A career in music therapy may be the answer. In the medical profession music is used to address the emotional, physical and cognitive needs of some individuals, particularly those who cannot express themselves in words.
Another interesting career path in the medical world is that of a forensic psychologist. This person will usually hold a doctorate in psychology, which takes an educational commitment of approximately seven years. One who holds this position can be used as expert witnesses in both criminal and civil court cases. Many forensic psychologists are employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and perform a variety of duties such as crime scene consultant, pretrial investigator, researcher, and even a criminal profiler as seen on the popular TV show ‘Criminal Minds’. Salaries can vary greatly depending on years of experience and the salaries for criminal profilers are not published by the FBI.
If the medical profession does not interest you but working in a government job does, look towards a degree in engineering. Engineers are in high demand by governments all over the world as electrical engineers, civil engineers, general engineers, and technical advisors. A mechanical engineer will develop, design, build and test thermal and mechanical devices including tools, machines and engines. A mechanical engineer will need to obtain at least bachelors to gain employment, and a graduate degree is often required for one to advance into a management position. The Department of Energy has locations all over the United States and are constantly seeking qualified individuals; for example engineers are sought for the Western Area Power Administration in Folsom, California, the Bonneville Power Administration in Vancouver, Washington, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, DC. As with most careers, salary is dependent upon years of educational training and on the job experience.
If you are a job seeker looking for work in the government sector there are many jobs available at the city, state and federal levels. Finding employment in a government job is much the same as finding a private sector job in that you submit an application, interview, etc. The difference is that with government jobs there are laws, regulations, and executive orders which govern both state and federal employment.