Public Administration Careers: Master Public Administration Online

Always known for its job security, government employment is one of the few sectors of the economy that has grown in recent years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects this area to grow by seven percent between 2008 and 2018 (excluding public education and hospitals). Employment in fire and police departments is likely to grow even faster. Job growth at police departments is expected to reach 10 percent, and employment at fire departments is expected to grow at a rate of 19 percent throughout the same period.**

Prospects in the non-profit community may be even stronger. The BLS expects employment in careers such as social work and other community outreach fields to grow by as much as 22 percent.**

The high rates of growth in government and non-profit sectors will create intense demand for trained leaders in top management positions to make most efficient use of this expanding workforce. That is exactly what an MPA from Anna Maria College will prepare you to do.

  • City Manager/Chief Administrative Officer
  • Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
  • Information Services Director
  • Fire Chief
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Services Director
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Public Works Director
  • Purchasing Director
  • Chief Law Enforcement Official
  • Treasurer
  • Director of Health Programs and Services
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Director of Health Information Management
  • Health Care Management Analyst


To learn more about how easy it is to get your online MPA from Anna Maria College, call us now at 877-265-3201, or Request more information.

*The direct track for Anna Maria College's Master of Public Administration is a total of 42 credit hours. For those who qualify, a fast-track option is available in which only 30 credit hours are required.

** Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Career Guide to Industries, 2010-11 Edition, accessed 1/20/2010