Is a Public Policy Job Right for Me?

Public policy professionals influence and change public policies. Public policy requires an understanding of politics, economics, data analysis, psychology, humanities, and more. Because public policy spans a wide range of industries and sectors, you don’t necessarily need to major in public policy in college to get a public policy-related job. If you’re interested in learning more about public policy, check out this comprehensive guide from It includes a career overview and outlook, highest paying industries and jobs, required skills, typical job roles and their demand, and common advancement paths.

By Kristin Helm
Kristin Helm Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Center