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Job Search Tips -- Finding a Job in Health Care and the Federal Government

Updated on September 30, 2014

Find a Job -- Articles on Jobs in Health Care and the Federal Government

If you're looking for a job or considering a new career, information is key. Check out these article links to help you find options you might not have considered.

Health care is a growing industry with more Baby Boomers retiring each year. And those same Baby Boomers will need healthcare services themselves. The federal government needs lots of bodies to keep the bureaucratic gears turning, because if you can't beat 'em, you might as well join 'em.

Use the following resources to get an idea of pay, job openings, and where jobs are that you might be qualified for.

Image of Nurses. Photo Credit: The Graphics Fairy

Health Care Careers - Jobs in the Medical Field are Growing

The health care industry is growing. Current workers, many who are baby boomers of retirement age, are retiring every day leaving job openings to be filled. Specialized education or training may be needed, but workers in this field are always in demand.

Read More About Health Care Jobs - Many workers are retiring from health care jobs leaving openings.

Research Potential Employers

With so much information online these days, be sure to research companies you're applying to.

Be knowledgeable and

have a leg up on the competition.

Federal Jobs - Does Uncle Sam Want You?

According to, the federal government employs more than 2 million workers. The average annual salary is more than $79,000 for full-time jobs. Look into all federal job openings to get your foot in the door.

Find a Job with the Federal Government - Like health care jobs, openings are left when older workers retire.

Resume Writing Tips - Keep it to one page, with lots of bullet points.

Give your resume a boost by making it work for you. After all, your resume is you on paper. Your cover letter introduces you to potential employers. Make it a good introduction. Include references on your resume. And learn what to do and not do when you need to communicate with potential employers using email.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @writerkath: Same here, Kathy. I bet we have more fun though!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @anonymous: Thanks for the info, Linda. I used to work for the federal government and used the dreaded SF-171 back then.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Peggy, fyi, there's a particular format that hiring managers at federal government agencies prefer, so "standard" resume formats aren't the best ones to use for jobs in that sector.

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      I sometimes lament that I have no head or interest at all in a field such as medicine - if I had, I'd probably be gainfully employed and nearing retirement. Alas, I'm too creative, I guess!

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      medicalassistan 5 years ago

      Very nice lens! The healthcare industry is flourishing and a leading industry with a variety of specializations. Really powerful information here. Thanks!

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      Nice lens! This is great for job seekers the information you offered here was practical and very informative. Great job!

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      Gayle 6 years ago from McLaughlin

      My daughter is looking for a new career and I am going to send her this info. Thanks!

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      Tracy Smith 6 years ago from Maryville, TN

      I'm going to save this thread. I just got a great new job, but my husband is looking. There are many good tips here for him.

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      I used to work in the personnel office for the state. I still work for the stat, but not in that area. I never thought of writing about how to get a civil service job. :) There are a lot of good resources here! Thanks.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Great tips and resources. I am going to share this with some family members. Thanks!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Very nice lens for those hoping to land a health care job. Wish I could. I miss data management....

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Government jobs usually have good benefits. I was fortunate to work for a number of city and county governments (as a librarian).