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Career Clusters  Government and Public Administration


Executing governmental functions including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, regulation, and management and administration at the local, state and federal levels.

Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into government and public administration and the miliary occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.

Government and Public Administration

As government is so large, nearly every career can fall into this group. Employment varies for many of the careers because laws limit the length and number of terms a person can stay in office. Important issues change with every new administration causing the number of jobs in any given area to fluctuate as well.


Opportunities should be very good for qualified individuals in all branches of the Armed Forces through 2028. All services have needs to fill entry-level and professional positions as current members of the Armed Forces move up through the ranks, leave the service, or retire.

Pathways in this Cluster

Each pathway has more specific careers, programs and course plans:


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