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Public Administration Degree at Palm Beach State College (PBSC)

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Public Administration Degree

The public administration program at Palm Beach State College prepares students for careers as a budget analyst, city manager, county clerk, legislative support, lobbyist, non-profit manager, policy analyst, and more. The program focuses on serving as management in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government. Program courses include: roles of public administration, the management of public policy, executive-legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, administrative law, professional ethics, and research methods. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer public administration degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Administration Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palm Beach State College offers a less than one year certificate program in public administration.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male1
Female3

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
White3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Public Administration program at Palm Beach State College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Chief Executives

  • Description:

    Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, chief executives employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.2% from 2010 to 2020

General and Operations Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, general and operations managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% from 2010 to 2020

Legislators

  • Description:

    Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, legislators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 0.3% from 2010 to 2020

Administrative Services Managers

  • Description:

    Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, administrative services managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.5% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Public Administration Programs in Florida

Public Administration programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
Type: 4-Year Public College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M,D)
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Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (C,A)
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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M,D)
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Barry University

Miami, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

160 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)
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Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (C,A,B)
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Florida International University

Miami, FL
Type: 4-Year Public College

180 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M,D)
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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
Type: 4-Year Public College

32 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (M)
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University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL
Type: 4-Year Public College

93 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Public Administration (B,M)