Public affairs is about serving communities and making a difference. A public service and administration degree paves the way for a career in local, state or federal government or with non-governmental organizations and nonprofits.
The Kean public service and administration program takes a practical approach, using case studies, hands-on experience and simulations to take students from theory to decisive action.
Kean public service and administration graduates find their passion in public service, managing government and nonprofit agencies and offices, solving societal problems, steering public policy, and serving in elected office.
I want to work in higher education and see my public administration degree as a way to develop that career. After getting my bachelor’s, I plan to continue for a master’s degree in public administration at Kean.
The national median annual salary for social and community service managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Average public administration salary in New Jersey according to ZipRecruiter.com
The national median annual salary for medical and health services managers with a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
New Jersey ranks eighth among states in the U.S. for average public administration salaries, according to ZipRecruiter.com
Kean graduates have successful careers in government, nonprofits, law, health care, higher education and more. Possible careers include:
- Government Administrator
- City Manager
- Elected Official
- Hospital and Healthcare Manager
- Urban and Regional Planner
- Director of Development
- Nonprofit Manager
- Program Director
Projected job growth by 2026 for social and community service managers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
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