Careers in Public Administration


Bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees are offered in public administration, which is similar to business management. Public administrators work in all areas of government, including finance, policy and management.

City Manager

  • Many cities are run by managers instead of mayors. City managers oversee most areas of a city bureaucracy, including finance, personnel, policy and other departments.

City Planner

  • City planners help design just about everything in a city, from the height of buildings to placement of park benches. In addition to public administration, planners rely on a background in engineering.

Association Executive

  • Public administrators work outside of government in executive director positions for a variety of non-profits and associations. Organizations ranging from small trade groups to large charities hire public administrators to run programs, advance policy and work with government agencies.

Social Worker

  • An advanced degree in public administration may lead to a career in social work. Masters level public administrators often find work running departments of agencies that provide social services, such as foster care or drug rehabilitation nonprofits.

Federal Government

  • There are many choices in federal agencies. Public administrators are qualified to work for congressional representatives, run agencies, develop and implement policy or analyze budgets.

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