Several news outlets recently have published good news for those interested in careers related to the public sector. Career opportunities are expected to rise in the coming years which bodes well for those interested in professional degrees related to public administration and international affairs. The following comes from a May 11th article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The quote is in response to a rise in the number of applications submitted to public policy related programs this past year:
The main reason the schools cited was the expectation that the public sector will be on a hiring spree at a time when the private sector is still laying off workers. Two factors could result in the hiring of an additional 600,000 government workers—representing one-third of the federal government’s current work force—in the next three years, says Tim McManus, vice president for education and outreach at the Partnership for Public Service, a Washington, D.C., group that encourages careers in the federal government,
Baby boomers who entered government service soon after the Kennedy era are beginning to retire, and as President Obama’s economic rescue and recovery plan kicks in, a wave of new government jobs will be created.