Public Administration Career Opportunities

Open the Door to Rewarding Career Opportunities

Public administration programs prepare students to work in social service and government agencies. From developing programs and resources for low-income individuals and families to serving in public office, MPA graduates have a competitive edge in the job market.  MPA programs provide essential skills for today’s work environment and allow you to bring your on-the-job experience into the classroom, helping you make your mark as a public servant.

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Popular Public Administration Careers

Urban/Regional Planner

National Median Annual Salary
$75,950/year
11% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$62,282/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for Urban Planners in Kentucky
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Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Social Services Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$69,600/year
17% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$68,345/year
updated March 2021
Top Companies for Social Services Managers in Kentucky
FutureCare
$104,102
Telecare Corporation
$99,152
EmpRes Healthcare
$94,104
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

Budget Analyst

National Median Annual Salary
$78,970/year
3% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$67,313/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Budget Analysts in Kentucky
U.S. Dept. of Transportation
$123,923
U.S. Dept. of State
$117,826
U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Dev.
$114,418
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Public Administration Careers

  • Community Development Specialist
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Nonprofit Director
  • Social Services Manager
  • Community Services Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Government Liaison Specialist
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