Public Administration Careers

What is A Public Administrator?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, state and local governments employed approximately 8,000,000 people in 2006. Seven out of ten of these workers were employed in local governments.  Jobs in public administration made up more than half of all state and local government jobs. New public administration jobs in state and local governments will be created in response to increasing consumer demand for health services, protective services, and social services.

While public administration jobs in state and local government are expected to increase, jobs in public administration support services are increasingly being outsourced. Outsourcing of these public administration jobs does not necessarily mean that the overall number of such employment opportunities will decrease, however, because unlike private sector outsourcing, the outsourcing of public administration jobs is often handled by domestic companies that specialize in support services. For the time being, public administration job rates are expected to hold steady.

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