Public administration directors lead large branches of government services, ensuring policies and programs are implemented. This means developing those programs, monitoring and planning budgets, and hiring and training staff.
You’ll need at least a bachelor’s degree in social science, law or business administration along with several years of experience in the field.
The median salary is about $110,000, making it one of the highest paid jobs in government bureaucracy. Public administration directors have seen a 13% increase in wages over the past five years.
Governments create and cut programs based on priority, budget and which political party is in charge—making some positions in this field less stable than others.
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