Careers in public services offer a wealth of options. We listed a number of alternatives here, both in jobs and majors. Also check the Business, Medical, Tech and Education career guides. They contains many jobs that can be found in public services organizations also.

On FindMino.com you will find many more paths.

Explore jobs

Please find a selection of jobs in Public Services. Find many more by clicking on them. By clicking these jobs you get access to an excellent selection of online career info: Pay & Outlook, Blogs & Interviews, Podcasts & Youtubes, Typical education, School finders & Rankings, and much more.

➡️ For medical jobs, please check our Medical Career Guide

➡️ For teaching or education management jobs, please check our Education Career Guide

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency Management Specialist

Emergency Services Dispatcher

Fire Fighter

Fire Inspector

Medical Emergency Specialist (EMT)

LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Administrative Law Judge

Correctional Officer

Customs Officer

Environmental Compliance Inspector 

Forensic Science Technician

Head of Police/ Sheriff

Homeland Security Specialist

Judge

Police Officer

Prison Warden

Probation Officer

Prosecutor

MILITARY

Army Officer

Soldier

POLITICS

Mayor

Political Scientist

Political Staffer

Politician

President of the United States

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Ambassador

Diplomat

Director Public Service

Public Services Supervisor

Social Services Assistant

Tax Collector

Urban or Regional Planner 

Explore majors and studies

Please find a selection of majors in Public Services. Find many more by clicking them. By clicking these majors you get access to an excellent selection of online info to bring the majors alive: Blogs & Interviews, Podcasts & Youtubes, School finders & Rankings, and much more. We also added relevant courses (online and classroom) to get a taste of an area of interest, or prepare your studies.

➡️ For medical studies, please check our Medical Career Guide

➡️ For teaching or education management studies, please check our Education Career Guide

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Crisis, Emergency, Disaster Management

LAW & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Corrections Administration

Court Reporting

Criminal Justice, Police Science

Criminology

Forensic Science And Technology

Law School

Natural Resources Protective Services

MILITARY

Army, Military Science and Operations

POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

Government And Politics

Political Science

Public Administration

Urban Planning

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Do I fit?

Due to the enormous variety in roles it is hard to pin down what common characteristics people have who like to work in Public Services. With reference to our Swipe Quiz, having Social talent or interest seems to be rather consistent. Check how well you match this description. But you better take our SWIPE QUIZ to get a more accurate picture.

Social. You find it quite important to help others. You like to work in groups and work with others. You connect with others easily, and naturally find yourself in the community and are known among your peers and others. You also have a social focus, including social justice and civil matters. The suffering of others gets your attention. Helping someone else is something that comes natural. You adapt easily and people find you approachable and likable. You’re a people person, someone with a lot of social and communication skills.”

Actions you can take now to get ready

Careers in Public Service very dependent upon the direction you want to take. We split out the most common directions and listed some suggested classes or electives below.

But also think about the kind of activities you can start to start building relevant experience and a track record in getting ready for a business career, like:

-> Join the board of a sports club, leisure club, school or college magazine

-> for college students: consider to join any student club or association to start building a network and try join their board or a committee’s board.

Sign up to these to help you get ready. When your school offers them, great; otherwise look for alternatives. FindMino suggests online or classroom courses. Find them by browsing the respective job or major on FindMino.com

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Politics, Law, Government, Civil Liberties, Global Studies, Foreign languages

POLITICS, LAW AND GOVERNMENT

Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Humanities, Psychology, U.S. History, World History, Philosophy, Human Geography, Anthropology, International Relations, The World of Ideas

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Public Speaking, Debating, Negotiating, Assertiveness, Leadership Development,

Informative Youtubes

A Day in the Life of VCU Police Chief John Venuti
Day at Work: County Supervisor
9 Signs You’re a Politics Student
Day in the Life Judge

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