The diverse and intricate operations of government require competent administrators: educated individuals with interests and abilities in many disciplines, not just the social sciences. Such persons will find opportunities for careers at all levels of government— local, state, national, and international. Seniors interested in the United States Foreign Service should take the Foreign Service Officer Entrance Examination.
Several universities have graduate schools of public administration that provide advanced training for public careers. A law degree also is an asset for many such careers.