Want a Government Job? These Are the Highest-Paying Openings in Washington State
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Ronald Reagan's 1986 quip is still as hilarious today as it was 35 years ago. If you're the type of person that wants to help and also rake in some nice government benefits, you may try looking into a job with the state of Washington.
Washington state is hiring for hundreds of positions right now.
Whether you're looking for a change of careers or you just got out of medical or law school, a job with the state can be very attractive. Government jobs can put you in interesting and fun work environments while making your resume appetizing for your dream job of the future. Some government jobs even let you bring your baby to work with you. Oh, and you also get Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents Day off.
Why wouldn't you want to work for the state of Washington?
Well, to put it bluntly, you can't smoke weed. If burning one down is an important facet of your lifestyle, a government job may not be a good fit for you. Your tinfoil hat-wearing friends and relatives may find their way back up the rabbit hole just to tell you that "you're part of the problem." Plus, I'd imagine the background check you'd have to pass to get a government job offer is much more intense than others you've passed.
What kind of jobs are open for applicants right now?
Highest-Paying Government Jobs in Washington State
There are plenty of other opportunities to work for the state of Washington, so check periodically to see if you're a match for one. Fun fact: one of Washington's most notorious serial killers once had a government job. He worked as a corrections officer at Walla Walla State Penitentiary.