Education, Government, Non-profit & Policy

Education, Government, Non-profit & Policy

This career path has two primary areas: education and public administration.

  • Education careers are focused on planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
  • Public administration careers are focused on planning and performing government functions at the local, state and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Education, Business Administration (all concentrations), English, Fine Arts, History, Psychology, Sociology,  Philosophy, World Languages, Sciences (all majors), Criminal Justice, Political Science

Use the Job Trends tool below to explore the tasks and skills connected to specific types of jobs related to this career path.

Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

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