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.

How to become a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Updated on 26 October 2017
Monitoring and evaluation are important processes that help organizations track and improve the performance of their operations. The two fields...
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How to Become a State Comptroller

Updated on 14 August 2014
State governments are very complex and include sophisticated accounting departments. State comptrollers are highly trained accounting professionals that keep track...
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How to Become a Political Scientist

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Politics are very important and shape the United States and other nations as a society. Political scientists are essential to...
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How to Become a Mayor

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Cities and towns are very complex and require high officials for their effective function. Mayors are the highest-ranking officers for...
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How to Become a Lobbyist

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Lobbyists commonly work for public relations firms, public interest groups, lobbying firms, or for specific election campaigns. To become a...
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How to Become a Governor

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State governments are complex and require chief executives for the effective and efficient function and to promote the overall well-being...
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