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Federal Jobs By Major – Cool List

I get this question asked a lot – what federal jobs should apply for by major? Cool list by USAJOBS

Federal Employment Information Fact Sheets: Federal Jobs By College Major

http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/JobsByCollegeMajor#icc

To help you choose the right career field, we have prepared the following table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors. As you study the table, please keep these facts in mind: (1) The jobs listed under each major are usually examples, not an all-inclusive list. (2) Many jobs do not require a college degree; job-related experience is just as good. And (3), you can qualify for a large number of administrative jobs with a degree in any academic major. To illustrate this third point, we are leading off the table with a list of some of the most popular jobs for which any major is qualifying.

A – B

ANY MAJOR

Environmental Protection
Civil Rights Analyst
Personnel occupations
Administrative Officer
Management Analyst
Logistics Management
Paralegal Specialist
Contract Representative
Claims Examining
Public Affairs
Writing and Editing
Internal Revenue Officer
Contract Administration
General Investigator
Air Traffic Controller
Supply Management

ACCOUNTING

Accountants
Auditors
Contract Specialists
Financial Managers
Financial Administrators
Financial Institution Examiners
GAO Financial Auditors
Intelligence Specialists
Internal Revenue Agents

AGRICULTURE

Soil Conservationists
Agricultural Commodity Graders
Agricultural Engineers
Agricultural Mgmt. Spec.
Agricultural Program Spec.
Agricultural Market Reporters
Agricultural Marketing Spec.
Foreign Agriculture Affairs Specialists
Soil Scientists

AGRONOMY

Agronomists
Agricultural Mgmt. Spec.
Soil Conservationists
Soil Scientists

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropologists
Museum Curators
Museum Specialists
Program Analysts
Management Analysts

ARCHEOLOGY

Archaeologists
Museum Curators
Museum Specialists

ARCHITECTURE

Architects
Construction Analysts
Construction Control Inspector.
Landscape Architects
Naval Architects
Program Analysts

ARTS, FINE AND APPLIED

Arts Specialists
Audio-Visual Production Specialists
Recreation and Creative Arts Therapists
Exhibits Specialists
General Arts and Information Specialists
Illustrators
Photographers
Visual Information Specialists

ASTRONOMY

Astronomers and Space Scientists
Geodesists

AVIATION

Air Safety Investigators
Air Traffic Controllers
Aircraft Operators
Aviation Safety Inspectors
Air Navigators
Aircrew Technicians

BIOLOGY

General Biological Scientists
Entomologists
Fishery Biologists
Microbiologists
Range Conservationists
Wildlife Biologists
Zoologists

BOTANY

Agronomists
Botanists
Forestry Technicians
Geneticists
Horticulturists
Plant Pathologists
Plant Physiologists
Plant Protection and Quarantine Specialists
Range Conservationists

BUSINESS

Budget Analysts
Business and Industry Spec.
Commissary Store Managers
GAO Analyst
Import Specialists
Internal Revenue Officers
Miscellaneous Administrative and Programs Specialists
Quality Assurance Specialists
Trade Specialists
Contract Specialists

C – Fin

CARTOGRAPHY

Cartographers
Cartographic Technicians
Geodetic Technicians

CHEMISTRY

Chemical Engineers
Chemists
Consumer Safety Officers
Environmental Engineers
Food Technologists
Health Physicists
Intelligence Specialists
Toxicologists

COMMUNICATIONS

Telecommunications Managers
Communications Specialists
Public Affairs Specialists
Technical Writers and Editors
Writers and Editors

CORRECTIONS

Correctional Institution Administrators
Correctional Officers
Program Analysts

COUNSELING

Chaplains
Educ. and Vocational Training Specialists
Personnel Specialists
Psychologists
Psychology Aids and Technicians
Social Service Aids and Assistants
Social Service Reps.
Vocational Rehab Spec.
Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialists
Educational Services Specialists

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT

Border Patrol Agents
Criminal Investigators
Game Law Enfc. Agents
GAO Analyst
Internal Revenue Officers
Police Officers
United States Marshals

DIETETICS AND NUTRITION

Dietitians
Food Technologists
Nutritionists

ECONOMICS

Actuaries
Budget Analysts
Contract Specialists
Economists
Financial Analysts
Financial Instit. Examiners
GAO Analyst
Loan Specialists
Trade Specialists
Transportation Industrial Analysts

EDUCATION

Education and Training Specialists
Educ. and Vocational Training Specialists
Vocational Rehab. Specialists
Educational Program Specialists
Employee Dev. Specialists
Public Health Educators
Training Instructors
Instructional Systems Specialists
Educational Services Specialists

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

Communications Specialists
Electronics Technicians
Patent Examiners
Electronics Mechanics

EMPLOYEE/LABOR RELATIONS

Contractor Industrial Rel. Specialists
Employee Relations Specialists
Hearing and Appeals Specialists
Labor Management Relations Examiners
Labor Relations Specialists
Mediators
Salary and Wage Admin.
Workers Compensation Claims Examiners

ENGINEERING (ANY SPECIALTY)

General Engineers
Civil Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Electronics Engineers
Aerospace Engineers
Industrial Engineers
Nuclear Engineers
Computer Engineers
Biomedical Engineers
(11 other Engineering fields)

ENGLISH AND LITERATURE

Editorial Assistants
Printing Specialists
Public Affairs Specialists
Technical Writers and Editors
Writers and Editors
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Program Analysts
Program Managers
Management Analysts

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Ecologists
Environmental Health Technicians
Environmental Protection Assistants
Environmental Protection Specialists
GAO Analyst
Gen. Fish and Wildlife Administrators
Fish and Wildlife Refuge Management
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Toxicologists

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Environmental Health Technicians
Gen. Health Scientists
Industrial Hygienists
Microbiologists

FINANCE

Appraisers and Assessors
Budget Analysts
Financial Administrators
Financial Analysts
Financial Institution Examiners
GAO Analyst
Securities Compliance Examiners
Tax Examiners
Trade Specialists

Fis – Ins

FISH, GAME, AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Gen. Fish and Wildlife Administrators
Fish and Wildlife Refuge Management
Fishery Biologists
Game Law Enforcement Agents
Soil Conservationists
Wildlife Biologists
Wildlife Rescue Managers
General Biological Scientists

FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND SAFETY

Consumer Safety Inspectors
Consumer Safety Officers
Dietitian and Nutritionists
Food Assistance Program Specialists
Food Technologists
Toxicologists

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Air Safety Investigators
Border Patrol Agents
Customs Inspectors
Language Specialists
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists
Foreign Affairs Specialists
Foreign Agricultural Affairs Specialists
Intelligence Specialists

FORESTRY

Foresters
Soil Conservationists
Management Analysts
Program Analysts
Gen. Fish and Wildlife Administrators
Fish and Wildlife Refuge Management

GEOGRAPHY

Cartographers
Geographers

GEOLOGY

Geodesists
Geologists
Hydrologists
Oceanographers
Gen. Physical Scientists

GEOPHYSICS

Geophysicists
Gen. Physical Scientists

HEALTH

Environmental Health Technicians
GAO Analyst
Gen. Health Scientists
Health Physicists
Health System Admin.
Health System Spec.
Industrial Hygienists
Public Health Programs Specialists
Safety and Occup. Health Management Specialists

HISTORY

Archives Technicians
Archivists
Exhibits Specialists
Historians
Intelligence Specialists
Museum Curators
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Management Analysts
Program Analysts

HOME ECONOMICS

Consumer Safety Officers
Food Technologists

HORTICULTURE

Agricultural Mgt. Specialist
Gen. Biological Scientists
Horticulturists
Plant Protection and Quaran. Specialists
Plant Physiologists Specialists
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION

Administrative Officers
Health System Administrators
Health System Specialists
Hospital Housekeepers
Gen. Health Scientists
Public Health Programs Specialists

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Apprenticeship and Training Representatives
Employee Dev. Specialists
Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists
Human Resource Specialist
Military Pers. Mgmt. Spec.
Personnel Staffing Spec.
Position Classification Specialists

HYDROLOGY

Environmental Engineers Environmental Protection Specialists
Hydrologists
Gen. Fish and Wildlife Administrators
Fish and Wildlife Refuge Management
Program Analysts

INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT

Business and Ind. Specialists
Equipment Specialists
Industrial Hygienists
Industrial Property Managers
Industrial Specialists
Management Analysts
Production Controllers
Program Analysts
Property Disposal Specialists
Quality Assurance Specialists

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology Specialists
Computer Specialists
Program Managers
Management Analysts
Computer Programmers

INSURANCE

Crop Insurance Administrators
Social Insurance Admin.
Social Insurance Claims Examiner
Unemployment Insurance
Specialists Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Program Analysts

Int – Pha

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Foreign Affairs Specialists
Foreign Agricult. Affairs Specialists
Intelligence Specialists
Language Specialists
Public Affairs Specialists
Trade Specialists
International Relations
Workers

JOURNALISM

Agricult. Market Reporters
Printing Specialists
Public Affairs Specialists
Writers and Editors
Technical Writers and Editors
Program Analysts

LAW

Administrative Law Judges
Attorneys
Hearing and Appeals Specialists
Legal Instruments Examiners
Paralegal Specialists
Patent Attorneys
Tax Law Specialists

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Inspectors
Border Patrol Agents
Criminal Investigators
Customs Inspectors
Game Law Enforcement Agents
Immigration Inspectors
Inspec., Invest. and Compliance Specialists
Police Officers
United States Marshals

LIBERAL ARTS/HUMANITIES

Contact Representatives
Customs Inspectors
Equal Opportunity Compliance Spec.
Management Analysts
Pers. Management Spec.
Program Analysts
Social Insurance Claims Examiners
Veterans Claims Exam.
Educ. Services Spec.

LIBRARY SCIENCE

Librarians
Library Technicians
Medical Record Librarians
Technical Info. Services

MGT. INFO. SYSTEMS

Computer Science Specialists
Computer Specialists
Financial Managers
Logistics Mgt. Specialists
Management Analysts
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Operations Research Analysts
Program Analysts
Program Managers

MANAGEMENT, FACILITIES

Commissary Store Managers
Correctional Institution Administrators
Distrib. Facility and Storage Managers
Equipment Specialists
Facility Managers
Gen. Facilities and Equip. Manager
Housing Managers
Industrial Property Managers
Production Controllers

MANAGEMENT

Administrative Officers
Logistics Mgt. Specialists
Management Analysts
Manpower Dev. Specialists
Misc. Admin. and Program Specialists
Program Analysts
Support Svcs. Administrators

MARKETING

Agric. Marketing Specialists
Bond Sales Promotion Representatives
Contract Specialists
Inventory Mgt. Specialists
Packaging Specialists
Property Disposal Spec.
Supply Specialists
Trade Specialists
Business and Industry Specialists

MATHEMATICS

Actuaries
Cartographers
Computer Science Mathematical Statisticians
Mathematicians
Operations Research Analysts
Statisticians

MEDICAL SUPPORT

Diagnostic Radiological Technicians
Medical Instrument Technicians
Medical Record Technicians
Medical Technicians
Nuclear Medicine Technicians
Pathology Technicians
Therapeutic Radiological Technicians

METEOROLOGY

Meteorologists
Gen. Physical Scientists

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Fish and Wildlife Admin.
Gen. Biological Scientists
Program Analysts
Wildlife Biologists
Wildlife Refuge Management

NURSING

Nurses
Physician’s Assistants

PARK AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Foresters
Outdoor Recreation Planners
Park Rangers
Recreation Specialists
Rec. and Creative Arts Therapists
Management Analysts

PHARMACY

Consumer Safety Inspectors
Consumer Safety Officers
Pharmacists
Pharmacologists

Phy – Z

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Corrective Therapists
Outdoor Recreation Planners
Rec. and Creative Arts Therapists
Recreation Specialists
Recreation Aids & Assistants
Sports Specialists
Program Analysts

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Gen. Physical Scientists
Metallurgists
Physicists

PHYSICS

Astronomers and Space Scientists
Geodesists
Geophysicists
Health Physicists
Hydrologists
Oceanographers
Patent Examiners
Physicists
Gen. Physical Scientists

POLITICAL SCIENCE/GOVT

Archivists
Budget Analysts
Historians
Foreign Affairs Specialists
GAO Analyst
Misc. Admin. and Programs Specialists
Program Analysts
Public Affairs Specialists
Social Scientists

PSYCHOLOGY

Rec. and Creative Arts Therapists
Employee Dev. Specialists
GAO Analyst
Personnel Management Spec.
Psychologists
Personnel Staffing Spec.
Position Class. Specialists
Educational Svcs. Specialists

PUBLIC HEALTH

Environmental Health Technicians
Food Assistance Program Specialists
Food Inspectors
Health System Administrators
Health System Specialists
Industrial Hygienists
Public Health Programs Specialists
Public Health Educators
Social Insurance Admin.
Veterans Claims Examiners

PUBLIC ADMIN.

Budget Analysts
Employee Dev. Specialists
Employee Relations Specialists
GAO Analyst
Housing Managers
Management Analysts
Manpower Dev. Specialists
Misc. Admin and Programs Specialists
Program Analysts
Public Utilities Spec.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Contact Representatives
Foreign Affairs Specialists
Foreign Agricult. Affairs Specialists
Public Affairs Specialists

PURCHASING

Commissary Store Managers
Contract Specialists
Purchasing Specialists
Business and Industry Specialists

REAL ESTATE

Building Managers
Housing Managers
Realtors
Business and Industry Specialists
Contract Specialists

REHABILITATION THERAPY

Corrective Therapists
Manual Arts Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Prosthetic Reps.
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistants

SOCIAL WORK

Food Assistance Program Specialists
Psychology Aids and Technicians
Social Science Aids and Technicians
Social Scientists
Social Service Aids and Assistants
Social Service Reps.
Social Workers
Recreation Specialists

SOCIOLOGY

GAO Analyst
Social Science Aids and Technicians
Social Scientists
Social Service Aids and Assistants
Social Service Reps.
Program Analysts
Sociologists

STATISTICS

Actuaries
Computer Science Spec.
Mathematical Statisticians
Operations Research Analysts
Program Analysts
Statisticians
Transportation Industry Analysts

SURVEYING

Geodesists
Land Surveyors

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Computer Science Specialists
Computer Specialists
GAO IT Analyst
Misc. Administrative and Programs Specialists
Management Analysts
Program Analysts

THEOLOGY

Chaplains
Social Workers
Program Analysts

TRANSPORTATION

Cargo Schedulers
Highway Safety Specialists
Marine Cargo Specialists
Traffic Mgt. Specialists
Transportation Industry Analysts
Transportation Loss/Damage Claims Examiners
Transportation Operators
Transportation Specialists
Travel Assistants

ZOOLOGY

Animal Scientists
Zoologists
Physiologists

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Profile Photo Andrew Krzmarzick

You know – the list in and of itself is helpful. What would make it fantastically useful would be if all of those titles were hyperlinks to the currently available jobs…or a search tool that allowed you to enter your major and a title plus a locality, then it brings up all of those jobs that are relevant. Maybe USAJOBS does that already…but showing people what’s relevant is one thing…facilitating their quick connection to the job takes it to the next level.

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