Some careers require a specific degree, and others are more flexible.

What job can you get with a public administration degree?

Most public administration graduates go on to become urban planners and chief executives. . Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a public administration degree will be useful:

What is the job market for public administration degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for public administration graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of public administration graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 4% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Public Administration Grads
Employed79.9%
Unemployed0.4%
Underpaid19.7%
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