Many with a degree in government do take jobs in their federal, state or their local governments, and many choose careers in public service. However, with a liberal arts education there are many professions that one is qualified to pursue with a degree in government. For example, many go on to pursue a career in law or law enforcement, others become teachers/professors, journalists, or even business professionals. Below are some resources to help you research career opportunities for government majors.
The study of government allows for the development of a core set of skills sought after by employers in a wide range of occupational settings. A sample of representative skills and abilities follows.