Do you have a calling for public service? Do you want to work for your country, state or local community? Government offers a range of opportunities for you to shine.
Government has seven career pathways:
- Foreign Service: Individuals who represent the United States in other countries around the world, such as ambassadors.
- Governance: Individuals who lead and manage city, state and federal governments, such as representatives, senators and mayors.
- National Security: Individuals who protect the security of our nation, such as transportation security agents.
- Planning: Individuals who develop plans for growth and infrastructure in towns and cities, such as water resource managers.
- Public Management and Administration: Individuals who work in various roles in government, such as city manager
- Regulation: Individuals who work to enforce standards for public health and safety.
- Revenue and Taxation: Individuals who work to ensure people pay their taxes.
Meta-Major: Social Science
Are you interested in a career in government but not sure what you want to do? Check out the social science meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as government. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.
Government offers a broad range of occupations, many of which require a bachelor's degree.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Court Clerk||$31,690||Bioformatics Technician||$35,750|
|Construction and Building Inspector||$52,620||Real Estate Appraiser||$46,670|
|Postmaster and Mail Superintendent||$77,640||Environmental Compliance Inspector||$57,300|
|Regulatory Affairs Specialist||$57,300|
|Urban and Regional Planner||$66,090|