Career Opportunities for Majors in Public Policy


The major in public policy prepares students for entry-level jobs in government, politics, and public affairs within the public, non-profit or private sectors, or for graduate education in law, politics, public administration, public affairs, and public policy. The major introduces students to the use of analytical techniques to better understand public problems and evaluate alternative solutions to those problems. Examples of such problems include income inequality, the cost of health care, climate change, and the lack of an immigration policy.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Code Enforcement Planner Environmental Health Specialist Research Planner
Community Builder Facilities Development Specialist Residence Counselor
Director of Accessibility Services Land Management Planner Senior Planner
Director of Community Development Natural Resource Planner Urban Renewal Administrator
Economic Development Administrator Project Development Officer

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Architectural Firms Environmental Health Specialist Real Estate Analyst
Banks Facilities Development Specialist Real Estate Development Firms
Code Enforcement Planner Housing Development Companies Research Planner
Community Builder Investment Firms Residence Counselor
Consulting Firms Land Development Coordinator Senior Planner
Contractors Land Management Planner Supervisor of Medical Records
Director of Accessibility Services Natural Resource Planner Transportation Planner
Director of Community Development Policy Director Urban Renewal Administrator
Economic Development Administrator Preservation Technician Urban/Regional Planner
Educational Institutions Principal Planner Zoning Administrator
Engineering Firms Project Development Officer
Environmental Companies Project Evaluator
Government Agencies
Community Development Agencies Labor Agencies Transportation Department
Department of the Interior  Market Research Firms Utility Companies Research Institutions
Environmental Agencies Parks and Recreation Departments
Housing Agencies Planning and Development Commissions

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Public Policy

Organization Job Title
New Jersey Gasoline Retailers Director Of Communications
Office of Governor Phil Murphy Cabinet Liaison
The Fund For New Jersey Leonard Lieberman Philanthropy Fellow - Program Associate
State of New Jersey Financial Analysts
Casa de Esperanza Paralegals And Legal Assistants
American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Out Of The Darkness Walk Coach
Cintas Managers
New Jersey Alliance For Immigrant Justice Intern
University Swimming Association Incorporated General And Operations Managers
National Public Radio (NPR) Public Relations Specialists
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Public Policy

Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Johns Hopkins University Education Secondary Education Language Arts
Rutgers -The State University of NJ Urban Planning
Temple University Sociology Inequalities

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