Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Government

Students in ACC’s Government Program explore how we govern ourselves, how elections work, and how policy decisions are made. Courses prepare students for engaged citizenship and transfer to a four-year college or university.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Legislators

    Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.

    Hourly Wage: $9.86

    Currently Employed: 123

    Projections:

    123 people are employed as Legislators. This number is expected to increase by 13.82% over the next four years.

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  • Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126

    Projections:

    13126 people are employed as Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

  • Compliance Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.

    Hourly Wage: $28.86

    Currently Employed: 4218

    Projections:

    4218 people are employed as Compliance Managers. This number is expected to increase by 9.27% over the next four years.

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  • Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers

    Monitor and evaluate compliance with equal opportunity laws, guidelines, and policies to ensure that employment practices and contracting arrangements give equal opportunity without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

    Hourly Wage: $28.49

    Currently Employed: 1591

    Projections:

    1591 people are employed as Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers. This number is expected to increase by 7.42% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Map

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Awards in This Program

Associate of Arts

  • Government

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