Jobs in Public Sector Management

Master of Public Administration – General Track

Steady Growth in Public Sector Roles

Anna Maria College’s General Track Master of Public Administration gives public sector employees the knowledge and skills to better manage finances and organizational issues in government and nonprofit settings. With this specialized public sector leadership degree, you’ll be prepared to oversee social service programs, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other entities that exist for public service.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects significant job growth for high-level public sector management positions. For example, employment of Social and Community Service Managers is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2024.* Urban and Regional Planners will also be in high demand over the same time period, with 2,400 new jobs expected to be created through 2024 (an increase of 6 percent).**

Public administration roles make up more than half of all state and local government jobs, and new positions will continue to be created in response to increasing demand for health, protective, and social services in the United States.

Public Sector Careers with an MPA

With the online MPA curriculum from Anna Maria College, you’ll gain vital knowledge and skills to obtain a variety of public leadership roles in multiple settings. Because of the great number of careers for MPA graduates in the public sector, completing this program will give you exceptional career flexibility. Some of the career titles you can pursue as a public sector administrator include:

  • Chief Development Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Emergency Services Director
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Public Works Director
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • Police Officer or Detective
  • City Manager
  • Community Affairs Representative
  • Economist, analyst or manager at international, federal, state or local government levels
  • Environmental, economic or social consultant
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Urban planner
  • Manager or advocate for a nonprofit organization
  • Social service administrator

A Capstone Project to Jumpstart Your Career

If you plan to directly pursue an advanced public sector leadership position after completing your MPA, the capstone project at the end of the General Track will give you a head start and a leg up on the competition. Designed to give students the chance to apply the knowledge they have acquired throughout the program, the capstone project will help you demonstrate to potential employers that you know how to apply your newfound skills to solve real-world public sector problems.

Prepare for Success

Your dream job is within your reach, and Anna Maria College can open up additional public sector career paths you might never have imagined. Click here to learn more about the online MPA from Anna Maria College or call 877-265-3201 to speak with an admissions adviser.

* http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/social-and-community-service-managers.htm
** http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/urban-and-regional-planners.htm