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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general public administration degree often pursue management or leadership positions in government agencies, public service organizations or public-private community networks.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Consulting firm
  • Educational institution
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • International organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Political association
  • Professional association
  • Research organization
  • Special interest group
  • Think tank
  • Trade group
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Assistant city manager
  • City manager
  • County support manager
  • Data manager
  • Director
  • Economic development manager
  • Fundraising and development manager
  • Government relations manager
  • Human services manager
  • Instructor
  • Manager
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Parks and recreation manager
  • Planning manager
  • Political leader (city official, mayor, governor)
  • Policy advisor
  • Policy analyst
  • Program officer
  • Public safety manager
  • Public works manager
  • Research assistant
  • Social service provider or administrator
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.