GPA icon The Government and Public Administration Career Cluster® focuses on planning and performing governmental functions at the local, state, and federal levels, including governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations. This is largest sectors in the U.S. in terms of number of workers employed.
Careers in this field range from politics to planning and developing affordable housing, public transportation, and recreational areas, as well as the managing the preservation of historic buildings and neighborhoods, and dealing with public health, social, and safety issues.

Career Cluster Pathways

"null"There are seven career cluster pathways in the Government and Public Administration Career Cluster®:
  • Governance
  • Foreign Service
  • National Security
  • Planning
  • Public Management and Administration
  • Regulation
  • Revenue and Taxation

Professional Associations

"null"Government and public administration teachers should get involved in at least one career and technical education (CTE) professional association. They are excellent sources of career cluster-specific teaching tools, ideas, networking, and mentors.
The following associations are related to this career cluster:


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