Career Pathways in Government & Public Administration

A career in government and public administration requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include planning and performing government functions at the local, state, and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations. Popular high-school courses include: U.S. History, World History, State and Local Government, National Government, and Economics.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Construction and Building Inspectors

$59,700.00/yr

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File Clerks

$37,290.00/yr

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Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

$34,060.00/yr

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Postal Service Mail Carriers

$55,210.00/yr

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Tax Preparers

$39,390.00/yr

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Transportation Managers

$94,730.00/yr

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Court, Municipal, and License Clerks

$38,450.00/yr

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Meter Readers, Utilities

$40,360.00/yr

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Surveying and Mapping Technicians

$44,380.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

No associate degree career options available at this time.

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Architectural and Engineering Managers

$140,760.00/yr

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Accountants and Auditors

$70,500.00/yr

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Administrative Services Managers

$96,180.00/yr

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Chief Executives

$189,600.00/yr

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Social and Community Service Managers

$65,320.00/yr

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Coroners

$68,860.00/yr

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Emergency Management Directors

$74,420.00/yr

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Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

$68,860.00/yr

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Legislators

$24,670.00/yr

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Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

$68,860.00/yr

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*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

Economists

$104,340.00/yr

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Urban and Regional Planners

$73,050.00/yr

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.