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MPA Careers and Public Administration Jobs

Build your career and lead in the public sector.

Alumni of Gannon University’s online MPA program have the expertise to advance within their current public administration career, or begin a new career in public administration. The charts below contain data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and show the anticipated job growth, as well as what the earning potential is for employees in MPA careers.

Urban and Regional Planner
Earning Potential (Salary) $97,630
Job Growth (2012-2022) 10%


Social and Community Service Managers
Earning Potential (Salary) $99,150
Job Growth (2012-2022) 21%


Human Resource Manager
Earning Potential (Salary) $173,140
Job Growth (2012-2022) 13%

Information provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Public Administration Jobs

Gannon’s online MPA transforms you into a leader armed with the knowledge, critical-thinking ability and data-focused approach to make informed decisions and develop sound strategies. These skills are highly valued in government jobs, as well as in positions within non-profits and the private sector. In addition to the featured careers listed above, the following are common positions that often require an MPA degree:

  • City manager
  • Public safety manager
  • Organizational development manager
  • Military administrator
  • Government agency manager
  • Consultant
  • Educational administrator
  • Insurance analyst
  • Public policy analyst
  • Legislative director
  • Public works director

Get More Information on Gannon’s Online MPA

To learn more about Gannon University’s online MPA degree, and the public administration careers it positions you for, call (877) 497-5854 to speak with a program manager or request more information.