Aug 20, 2017

Public Sector (incl. the Federal Government)

The public sector is a major employer in the U.S. and in most countries around the world. In the U.S., public sector jobs account for nearly 10 percent of the total employment. Public sector jobs include those provided by the federal, state and local governments. Opportunities cover nearly every profession, including teaching, health, social work, police and the armed forces.

Learn about potential careers in the public sector, and the skills and training that you need to succeed in this area.


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How to become a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists are responsible for designing and implementing research activities, analyzing large datasets, and preparing monthly and quarterly reports to share their findings ...[read more...]

How to Become a State Comptroller

State governments are very complex and include sophisticated accounting departments. State comptrollers are highly trained accounting professionals that keep track of the state government’s fina...[read more...]

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How to Become a Political Scientist

Politics are very important and shape the United States and other nations as a society. Political scientists are essential to study political systems and conduct research. They influence the world in ...[read more...]

How to Become a County Administrator

County administration is an essential part of local government. County administrators are highly regarded professionals that organize the functions and activities of all county departments. What does ...[read more...]

How to Become a City Superintendent

Cities and metropolitan areas are complex and highly trained professionals are necessary to ensure effective administration of the locality. City superintendents are the chief administrative officers ...[read more...]

How to Become a Mayor

Cities and towns are very complex and require high officials for their effective function. Mayors are the highest-ranking officers for local governments that are responsible for making a variety of de...[read more...]

How to Become a Lobbyist

Lobbyists commonly work for public relations firms, public interest groups, lobbying firms, or for specific election campaigns. To become a lobbyist, some training in public relations is traditionally...[read more...]

How to Become a Governor

State governments are complex and require chief executives for the effective and efficient function and to promote the overall well-being of the state and its residents. Governors are elected official...[read more...]