Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of Government major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.
Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
Related Career Titles for Government Majors
|Academic Advisor/College Counselor||Customs Officer||International Trade Specialist||Public Affairs Coordinator|
|Account Executive||Educational Researcher||Investment Banking Analyst Trainee||Public Opinion Interviewer|
|Account Service Representative||Educational Sales Representative||Judicial Clerk||Public Relations Specialist|
|Advertising Media Planner||Eligibility Worker||Labor Organizer||Public Relations/Public Information Specialist|
|Advocate||Energy Administrator||Labor Relations Researcher||Publications Researcher|
|Affirmative Action Representative||Energy Communications Specialist||Labor Relations Specialist||Radio/TV Announcer/Producer|
|Alumni Affairs Coordinator||Energy Researcher||Law Enforcement Officer||Radio/Television Researcher|
|Archivist/Historian||Environmental Administrator||Legal Assistant||Real Estate Agent/Broker|
|Associate Contract Administrator||Environmental Communications Specialist||Legislative Aide||Reporter/Staff Writer|
|Association Manager||Environmental Policy Analyst||Legislative Analyst||Research Assistant|
|Attorney||Environmental Researcher||Library Aide||Researcher|
|Bank Examiner||FBI/CIA Agent||Lobbying Organizer||Sales Manager|
|Biomedical/Medical Research Assistant||Film Researcher/Copywriter||Lobbying Researcher||Secondary School Teacher|
|Broadcast Journalist||Financial Analyst||Lobbyist||Social Services Administrator|
|Business Development Officer||Financial Researcher||Management Analyst||Social Work Assistant|
|Buyer||Foreign Correspondent||Market Research Analyst/Assistant||Social Worker|
|Campaign Manager||Foreign Service Officer||Market Research Interviewer||Sociological Research Assistant|
|Cartographer||Freelance Writer||Market Research Statistician||Special Education Administrator|
|City Manager||Government Intelligence Analyst||Market Research Project Supervisor||Special Interest Group Director|
|College Admissions Officer||Historic Preservationist||Media Analyst||Special Program Teachers|
|College Development Specialist||Historic Site Interpreter||Newspaper/Magazine Journalist||Student Activities Director|
|College Financial Aid Officer||Historical Museum Administrative Assistant||Paralegal||Student Union Coordinator|
|Community Relations Director||Historical Projects Coordinator||Park Ranger||Survey Assistant|
|Congressional Aide||Historical Research Assistant||Peace Corps/Vista Worker||Teacher: Humanities/Social Sciences|
|Congressional Research Service||Historical Society Administrative Assistant||Policy and Procedures Analyst||Traffic Administrator|
|Consultant||Housing and Student Life Coordinator||Political Pollster||Travel Agent|
|Consulting Operations Administrator||Immigration Agent||Politician||Underwriter|
|Consumer Advocate||Institutional Researcher/Historian||Political Campaign Worker||Urban/Regional Planner|
|Coordinator of Volunteers||Intelligence Officer||Preschool and Elementary School Teacher||Writer/Author|
|Corrections Officer||International Banker||Presidential Advance Person|
|Correspondent/Stringer||International Business Specialist||Probation/Parole Officer|
|Customer Service Representative||International Organization Official||Public Administrator/Manager|
GENERAL GOVERNMENT SITES
American Political Science Association With more than 13,500 members residing in over 70 countries worldwide, the American Political Science Association is the world's largest professional organization for the study of politics. Includes career and graduate school opportunities.
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Job Bank - Position announcements by organization.
Careers In Government - Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.
National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha)
Partnership for Public Service - Call to Serve is a national initiative designed to educate a new generation about the importance of a strong civil service, help re-establish links between federal agencies and campuses, and provide students with information about the unique and dynamic opportunities that federal jobs provide.
Political Science- Scholarly Societies
Social Scientists (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
USAJOBS - Website for Federal Government positions with many agencies.
U.S. Department of Labor employment website
Do I Want To Go To Law School? From the Baylor Law School Admissions Office. If you are thinking about a career in law, read this article before you make any decisions.
How Do I Prepare For Law School? Also from the Baylor Law School Admissions Office. Offers some helpful advice to guide you in your academic choices here at St. Lawrence.
Law Student Division of the ABA The ABA Law Student Division is the premier organization for Law Students. Numerous professional development opportunities included. Helpful for undergraduates who want to know what options may be in his or her future.
National Federation of Paralegals Association Considering a first job as a paralegal? To help you decide whether this profession is a good career move for you, you first need to know what a paralegal is and information on salaries and benefits.
Studentjobs.gov - Most Federal agencies are required to post vacancies on this database; and Studentjobs.gov has gathered information on the agencies that aren't required to post their vacancies at Other Job Opportunities, giving you the most comprehensive access to Federal job opportunities available. Learn about co-ops, internships, summer employment, the Outstanding Scholars Program, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of temporary and permanent part-time and full-time jobs.
Legal Week Graduate Jobs - Legal Week Jobs is a specialist website for all types of jobs in law including Paralegal, Legal Executive, Trainee Solicitor & Graduate Vacancies.