Public Policy

Public policy is an exciting and rewarding industry with a wealth of opportunity. And by earning degree in this field, you’ll be ready to take on a greater role in shaping our projects are funded and administered. As a military servicemember, you likely have knowledge about a variety of government programs and policies, so if you’re interested in working the public sector, you might want to consider researching colleges and universities that offer a degree in this field. You’ll tackle many important issues, such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Economic Development
  • Workplace Safety
  • Monetary Policy
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Minimum Wage
  • Workforce Education and Training

My Degree and What It’s Good For

A degree in public policy can be earned at almost every education level from schools like Purdue University and Liberty University. What level of education you decide to pursue will likely determine what jobs you qualify for. The more advanced degree you earn, the higher the pay and the more responsibility you’ll be assigned. Below are just a few of the many industries that hire public policy graduates:

  • Government Jobs
  • Research
  • Private Businesses
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Public/Private Ventures

My Earning Potential

Your earning potential will depend on your employer, where you live, and your level of education. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not specify an exact salary for a policy maker, but a degree and experience will help you negotiate a respectable salary. Your military experience will also give you a competitive edge and serve you well on the job.

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