Government & Public Administration Courses


Human Services ICON100The Government and Public Administration cluster is about using your passion for public service to prepare to work in a diverse array of jobs found in local, state, and federal government. Virtually every occupation can be itshere200found within this field.  You may help protect our country, represent our interests abroad, or pass and enforce laws.

GovAdmin175Government & Public Administration Career Cluster PDF

Middle School Courses

No Courses at this time

High School Courses

  1. JROTC/Military Science
  2. Legal Systems Administration: #6735 (ACE)

Do You Like To…

  • Make a difference in your community?
  • Practice excellent active listening skills?
  • Put people at ease and give them a sense of safety?
  • Pay attention to detail?
  • Communicate effectively with others?

Sample Careers

  • Elected Official (City Council, Mayor,
  • Governor, etc.)
  • City Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Military Member (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard)
  • Foreign Service, Diplomatic or Consular Officer
  • Federal Aid Coordinator
  • Tax Examiner
  • Internal Revenue Agent or Investigator
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Cargo or Border Inspector
  • Child Support Officer
  • Court Administrator
  • City, County or Court Clerk
  • Guardian Ad Litem

High school certifications, licenses and related college majors:

High School/Industry CertificationsCertificate/LicenseCollege Degree Examples
NOCTI Administrative ServicesCriminal Justice
Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Examination (ASVAB)Public Administration and Affairs
Legal Studies
Public Policy Analysis
Law Enforcement
Urban Planning
All CTE trade and industry classes offer the Workplace Readiness Skills Test

In Demand Careers

Education NeededOccupationMedian SalaryJob Growth
Over next 10 years
Job Openings
Projected over next 10 years
High School
Diploma + Certification
Court Reporters$60,130 per year9% (Much faster than average)1,400
Associates DegreeParalegal$51,740 per year10% (Much faster than average)35,300
Degree or more
Political Scientists$122,220 per year6% (Faster than average)400
Degree or more
Financial Examiners$81,090 per year7% (Faster than average)4,900
Degree or more
Urban Planners$74,350 per year11% (Much faster than average)4,400
Degree or more
Social Workers$50,470 per year13% (Much faster than average)90,700

Student Leadership Organizations
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. The FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways.

Work-Based Learning
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of experiences related to students’ career interests, based on instructional preparation, and undertaken in partnership with local businesses or organizations. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world work environment. Work-Based Learning promotes Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.

Career Ambassadors
The Career Ambassador Program offers high school seniors an opportunity to represent and share their experiences with career exploration and our CTE programs to prospective students and community supporters through elementary school Career Fairs, middle school Career Clubs, and district-wide events.