Public Administrator


Work Tasks

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS are managers who work for government or non-profit agencies. They plan and evaluate government policies, research, and service programs. They organize and direct committees. They direct and advise researchers, consultants, and program officers. They plan and manage budgets, and interview and hire staff.

Salary, Size & Growth

Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree in public or business administration is required for PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR positions. A master's degree in public administration is preferred. Coursework includes the principles of public administration; management of public policy; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; professional ethics; and research methods. Most employers also prefer to hire those with experience. Many public administrators have backgrounds in public policy analysis and political science. Serving an internship will be an asset and enhance employment opportunities.