By SPA Staff
1. Policy Analyst
Determine what effects policy decisions will have on the population they govern.
2. Research Associate
Use your research skills at a university or research institute.
3. CEO, COO, or CFO
Apply your management and development skills for high-level management positions. AU MPA grad Gwen Sykes is currently the CFO of the United States Secret Service.
4. City Manager
Help a city’s bureaucracy run smoothly and advise other government officials.
5. Budget Analyst
Ensure that budgetary plans are legal, accurate and will fulfill their designated purpose.
6. Program Coordinator
Oversee the daily operations of a program within a nonprofit or corporation.
7. Human Resources Management
Help create a positive workplace by enforcing fair standards and assisting fellow employees.
8. Nonprofit Fundraiser
Drum up financial support for a nonprofit with your networking abilities and charm.
9. Urban Planner
Improve a community by figuring out how best to utilize public land.
10. Law Enforcement
Be a leader in the criminal justice system. Just ask AU MPA grad Hassan Aden (pictured above) whose MPA propelled him to Chief of Police in Greenville, N.C.
Interested in one of these careers? Check out American University’s Master of Public Administration today!