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How common is your gig in government? The answer depends on whether you work at the federal, state or local level:

Do you work for the postal service (federal), a correctional institution (state) or as a teacher (local)? If you said “yes” to any of the preceding options then you’re in good company, having among the most common government jobs.

A new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals the 10 most common occupations in the public sector at the federal, state and local level:

To start, here are the most common occupations in the U.S.:

10 Most Common Jobs - Government (All Levels)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

10 Most Common Jobs - Federal Government

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

10 Most Common Jobs - State Governments

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

10 Most Common Jobs - Local Governments

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Do you have one of the most common government jobs? Anything surprise you in the findings? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.

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