The biggest employer in the Commonwealth is government. Federal, state and local government positions of employment number around 100,000+. This number does not include employment with the military, police or teaching positions. Opportunities for employment in government are not just limited to Kentucky but are nationwide. If Kentucky alone has that many government positions, the possible government positions would be approximately 5,000,000 in all fifty states and Washington, D.C. Graduates from both the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and the Master of Arts in Public administration are not limited to just employment in government but are also employed in for-profit organizations and non-profit organization.
Graduates’ Public Service Careers
A few of the Program’s graduates have performed upper level executive responsibilities within large organizations. For example, graduates have served as General within the Kentucky Army National Guard, General within the United States Army’s Active Forces, as Kentucky Commissioner for Disability Determination, and as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. More typically, however, the Program’s graduates instead provide front line or middle management service to public or non-profit organizations. For example, graduates have served as the Personnel Director for a Girl Scout Council, as the Assistant Registrar within a University, and as staff serving the Kentucky Legislature.