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Government and Public Administration Career Cluster Video

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.


The goal of the Armed Forces is to maintain a force sufficient to deter, fight, and overcome various threats or conflicts in multiple regions at the same time. Emerging conflicts and global events, however, could lead to changes in the size of the military branches. Consequently, the nation is expected to maintain adequate personnel in the Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard.

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


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