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Public Administration Careers for MPA Students

Public Administration Careers

When you earn your Master of Public Administration Degree, you can have a world of professional opportunities to pursue. Which direction you choose should really depend on your goals, your personality, and what kind of industry best suits your reasons for wanting a career in public administration. Those who earn their master's in public administration can work in civil service, as education administrators, public administration consultants, program analysts, human resources director, public works director, and many other positions. 

Search through Public Administration Careers for MPA Students to find salaries, what careers you can get into, and top organizations to work for. This website resource provides a great career guide for MPA students!

Fire Science Online

Public Service for WomenThe team at Fire Science Online have put together a comprehensive guidebook for women in public service careers. Once you take a look at their online guidebook, you will find information about these specific careers: homeland security, public administration, cyber security, emergency management, criminal justice, forestry, and paramedic. Take a look at what's offered at Fire Science Online began in 2012 to provide quality data and information for students pursuing a career in fire science. They provide tools and resources to help students and professionals make well-informed decisions about their education and career training. 

Additional Research Career Paths

BLSThe Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education, and training, pay, and an outlook for hundreds of occupations.


The O*NET Program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.

Local Career Opportunities

State of New Mexico

State of New MexicoInterested in working for the State of New Mexico? Look through the State of New Mexico's Job Opportunities page and find an agency that fits you!

City of Albuquerque

CABQAbout 5,800 City employees believe that providing quality government services to their fellow citizens is the most satisfying work anyone could choose to do. The City of Albuquerque knows you have many options, whether you are just beginning your career, seeking a second career or just looking for a new challenge. The City is always interested in talking with people who want to be part of a government that is moving forward. The City strives to provide a competitive, comprehensive compensation package that will attract and retain the brightest and best. View the City's current employment opportunities today.

Bernalillo County

BERNCOBernalillo County is committed to providing and retaining a skilled and diverse workforce in order to deliver quality service to the residents of Bernalillo County. This is accomplished through advertising employment opportunities, recruiting, screening applications, and utilizes best practices to identify candidates for positions countywide. Working for Bernalillo County offers opportunities in a variety of different fields with a good work/life balance, on-the-job training, and an excellent benefits package, which also includes retirement. Become part of a team that works toward making Bernalillo County a better place to live. View current County job postings and apply.

UNM Career Services

UNM Career ServicesBrowse through what the UNM Office of Career Services offers for graduate students. They provide many career services that cater to UNM students such as advisement, fairs, resource labs, job and internship listings, on-campus recruitment, and workshop series.  As well, they give ideas on how to create your brand (mock interviews, resume, CV, LinkedIn accounts, etc), more research suggestions for career paths, and examples of getting experience. If you're not satisfied, call their office to arrange an appointment.

Job Search and Internship Opportunities

Handshake is a database of full-time, part-time, seasonal, and internship positions filtered and maintained by The Center for Career Exploration & Success. Handshake lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. Click below and join handshake today.