Career Outlook

  • 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