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The 9 Fastest Growing Government Industries

In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
In this Feb. 25, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

In the next decade, government employment is expected to grow by about 6.2 percent, generating about 2.2 million new jobs. Of course, this is good news for you -- the more jobs to choose from, the better chances you have of landing the one you want. Yet as you may already know, many jobs which were traditionally organized under the federal government are becoming responsibilities of state and local governments. Will this affect your career for the federal government?

Not if you’re smart about it. As somebody interested in working for the federal government, you’ve got to keep up to speed on what the fastest growing federal industries are – and what jobs are in demand. Here are nine industries which have resisted the federal-to-local trend, and will continue to grow for the next decade.

9. Automotive

Number of Jobs: 227,000

Overall Growth of Sector 11%

8. Education

Number of Jobs: 100,030

Overall Growth of Sector 11%

7. Advanced Manufacturing

Number of Jobs: 9,000

Overall Growth of Sector 12%

6. Aerospace

Number of Jobs: 22,000

Overall Growth of Sector 13%

5. Energy

Number of Jobs: 19,000

Overall Growth of Sector 16%

4. Information Technology

Number of Jobs: 90,100

Overall Growth of Sector 16.5%

3. Biotechnology

Number of Jobs: 12,000

Overall Growth of Sector 18.3%

2. Health Care

Number of Jobs: 93,117

Overall Growth of Sector 26.8%

1. Homeland Security

Number of Jobs: 96,000

Overall Growth of Sector 42%

Information Compiled from and 2006-16 BLS Projections.

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