Public Administration

Those who wish to work in the fields of government policy, economic development or sustainability should consider a degree in public administration.

Public administration degree programs provide training in creating policy and utilizing programs designed to build and strengthen communities.

There are a variety of degree options available, but the minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public administration is required to work in the industry. Doctorate degrees are reserved for those who wish to work in research or who intend to teach public administration or public policy in a college setting.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that growth for this career field will increase by 21 percent over the next decade. The average annual salary for public administrators is $102,000.

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