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.
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.
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
123 Legislators are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 13.82 % over the next four years.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Hourly Wage 13126 Currently
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.
13126 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.56 % over the next four years.
Hourly Wage 4218 Currently
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.
4218 Compliance Managers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 9.27 % over the next four years.
Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
Hourly Wage 1591 Currently
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.
1591 Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers are employed. This number is expected
to increase by 7.42 % over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
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.