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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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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 75 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M,D)

University of Phoenix - South Florida Campus

Plantation, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Public Administration (B)

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 51 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M,D)

Barry University

Miami, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 170 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M)

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 62 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B)

Florida International University

Miami, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 250 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (B,M,D)

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Hodges University

Naples, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Public Administration (M)

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