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4 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Civil Servant

“Civil servants” are employees that work under the local and national government to render services to the public. The state offers numerous services that the public continually requires, therefore considering taking up a career in civil service can be a wise move. People working in civil service, more often than not, have financial stability and are less likely to be laid off during an economic downturn. Here are some four reasons why you should start up a career as a civil servant.

Good Salary

Depending on the position you are holding of course, but most civil servant positions enjoy better than average salaries and benefits. This hasn’t always been the case. Years ago civil servants could expect lower than average salaries in exchange for more stability and less likelihood of being laid off. In recent years however, civil servant salaries have risen to be more comparable to industry averages. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has published a guide called, “How to get a job in the Federal Government“. That states “With more than 1.7 million jobs and over 400 occupational specialties (excluding postal service and military workers), the Federal Government offers more choices than any other single employer in the United States. Whatever your interest and background, you can probably find a Government career to match.”

The Availability of Jobs Is Consistent

Getting a job in the civil service sector can be a good option if you have the right certifications, qualifications, and working experience. There are almost always numerous vacancies in the civil servant field mainly because the government runs a wide range of departments that are in constant need of proficient skills and competent individuals.

Gaining Promotions

In the civil service sector,the path to getting promoted to senior positions is clearly spelled out. There is a procedure to follow, you don’t need to be the boss’ nephew. If the position you desire requires a certain skill, diploma or education level you will know that in advance. You could start your civil service education by earning a public administration degree to begin a career in public administration. Or as the guide mentioned above says you could succeed in getting a job in almost any field in government that is also in industry.

Conducive Work Environment

Government agencies are required by law to treat their employees with absolute inclusivity and fairness. Meaning that both male and female employees are well represented in the jobs and get promoted through hard work and better qualifications. The opportunity based on credentials favor all regardless of their race or gender. The culture of mutual respect and practical work ethics established in the civil service sector makes the environment conducive for all.

These four reasons are just but a few of the many reasons why you should consider a career in civil service. A career in public service could be the solution to finding your financial independence as well as a job that you enjoy waking up to and positively changing the lives of the people around you by offering extemporary services.

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