Also known as the "public sector," the patchwork of Federal, state, and local governments all around the United States are some of the nation's largest employers.
Government employment can have a valuable impact on the lives and future of citizens and residents, as government workers frequently work on substantial projects.
Most roles you've heard of in the private sectors also exist in government — and then some.
All college majors and professional backgrounds have a place in government service, according to the Partnership for Public Service. Some of the highest-need academic backgrounds are in public health, medicine, engineering, science, business, accounting, and information technology.
Government agencies work on the same range of social and environmental issues that nonprofits work on.
And agencies aim to serve everyone within their government's jurisdiction.
Governments exist at every layer of civic life — Federal, state, county, city, etc.