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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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Government

Government explores the politics of decision making

The study of government involves analyzing individual and group behaviors and outcomes in local, state, national, and international politics. Students in the Government Program at Austin Community College explore how we govern ourselves, how elections work, and how policy decisions are made. The program offers the fundamental courses to prepare students for engaged citizenship, or for a major or minor in political science at a four-year college or university.

Career Information

The government major prepares students for jobs in and out of government. Government jobs exist at the federal, state, and local levels. Relevant positions are also available in nonprofit organizations and the business sector.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Legislators
9.86 Hourly Wage 117 Currently Employed
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
117 Legislators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 15.38 % over the next four years.
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Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
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.
12803 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Compliance Managers
28.86 Hourly Wage 4098 Currently Employed
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.
4098 Compliance Managers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.88 % over the next four years.
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Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
28.49 Hourly Wage 1549 Currently Employed
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.
1549 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.33 % 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 Resources

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Program Maps

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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