While surfing the net, I saw this job listing for a social worker for the VA. It used to be such jobs like "Social Worker" paid just a little bit more then what unemployment would give you. Now doing these low level government jobs can yield you a six digit salary. Job Title: Social Worker Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs Agency: Veterans Health Administration Job Announcement Number: 10-207AE Salary Range: 81,460.00 - 105,897.00 USD /year Series & Grade: GS-0185-12 Open Period: Friday, April 16, 2010 to Friday, April 15, 2011 Position Information: Full-Time Permanent Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - Palo Alto, CA Who May Be Considered: Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals. Job Summary: *This announcement is open until the position is filled. Candidates who wish to receive 1st consideration must submit a complete application package by 05/06/10. If no selection is made from 1st consideration candidates, applications will be reviewed every 2 weeks until the positions are filled. **The grade level and salary are dependent upon the recommendation of the Social Work Professional Standards Board (SWPSB).