Government, Politics, and Public Service

Career Guide

Government, politics, and public service careers focus on governance, national security, Foreign Service, planning, regulation, and administration at the local, state, and federal levels. The positions in this field enforce and determine policy through political systems and institutions, ensuring that fundamental rights are universally guaranteed.

Designing your major

Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to government, politics, and public service, including:

Learn about careers in the field

  • Historian
  • Campaign Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Congressional Assistant
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • City Council Member
  • Commissioner
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Social Science Research Assistants
  • Climate Change Policy Analysts
  • Judge
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Legislator
  • City Manager
  • Economic Developer
  • Zoning Director
  • Paralegal
  • Fund Raising Managers
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
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