INDUSTRY:

Government & Public Administration

This list of public service careers includes roles and responsibilities related to government work and administration at the state and federal level.

There are 32 careers in this industry

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Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

  • Average Salary:$44,140
  • Most Common Education:High school

Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate

Appraise real property and estimate its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

  • Average Salary:$54,980
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Appraisers, Real Estate

Appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes.

  • Average Salary:$54,980
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Assessors

Appraise real and personal property to determine its fair value. May assess taxes in accordance with prescribed schedules.

  • Average Salary:$54,980
  • Most Common Education:High school

Aviation Inspectors

Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

  • Average Salary:$73,780
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Bioinformatics Technicians

Apply principles and methods of bioinformatics to assist scientists in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. Apply bioinformatics tools to visualize, analyze, manipulate or interpret molecular data. May build and maintain databases for processing and analyzing genomic or other biological information.

  • Average Salary:$48,330
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Compliance Officers

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.

  • Average Salary:$68,860
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Construction and Building Inspectors

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.

  • Average Salary:$59,700
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Coroners

Direct activities such as autopsies, pathological and toxicological analyses, and inquests relating to the investigation of deaths occurring within a legal jurisdiction to determine cause of death or to fix responsibility for accidental, violent, or unexplained deaths.

  • Average Salary:$68,860
  • Most Common Education:High school

Court Clerks

Perform clerical duties in court of law; prepare docket of cases to be called; secure information for judges; and contact witnesses, attorneys, and litigants to obtain information for court.

  • Average Salary:$38,450
  • Most Common Education:High school