Government & Public Administration


Career Summary

Government and public administration workers help pass and enforce the law. You could work in national, state, or local government. You will find almost every type of occupation within the government, including some jobs that are only found within government.


For example, you might inspect new or remodeled buildings for safety, help people file the paperwork for a marriage license, or create proposals for urban development.

Career Pathways

  • Foreign Service

  • Governance

  • National Security

  • Planning

  • Public Management and Administration

  • Regulation

  • Revenue and Taxation

Career Options

  • Foreign Services Officer

  • Cryptographer

  • Intelligence Analyst

  • Lobbyist

  • Policy Analyst

  • Government Auditor

  • Congressional Aide

  • Tax Examiner

  • Auditor/Assessor

  • Investigator/Examiner

  • Court Administrator​

  • County Clerk

  • County Executives

  • City Mayors

  • Senators

  • House of Representatives

  • President