Written by SPA Staff
1. Policy Analyst
Analyze proposals in various fields including education policy, health policy, social welfare policy, environmental policy, or international development policy.
2. Human Resources Director
As the head of an HR team, help create a fair and safe workplace.
Lead the charge for change in your community and become a politician like Muriel Bowser, an MPP grad who is the seventh mayor of the District of Columbia.
4. Development Executive
Work in the private sector and implement big-picture strategies for long-term success.
5. Program Manager
Improve the performance of a nonprofit or government agency by running effective programs.
Devise solutions to promote cost efficiency and accountability as a consultant in the private or public sector.
7. Data Analyst
Pull out meaningful conclusions from seas of data like MPP grad Austin Estes (pictured above), whose data analysis helps family engagement efforts in DC schools.
8. Research Director
Guide a team of researchers at any number of public or private institutions.
9. Purchasing Manager
With the power of managing budgets, you will be in charge of buying affordable quality goods.
10. City Administrator
Help a city run smoothly by supervising budgets, expenditures and more.
Interested in one of these careers? Check out American University’s Master of Public Policy today!