Public administration is a broad term that means that managers and employees work in a government organization, carrying out government policies. If you plan to work in a government office, you may work in an executive branch at a local, state, or federal level. You’ll be responsible for maintaining follow-through for all policies allowing the organization or department to function as efficiently as possible, working with officials such as mayoral, governor’s or even presidential staffers, and keeping your budget under control among other things.

You may also end up working to market services to citizens who may need them. An example may be the initiation of services related to a public health threat. As citizens are informed of the health threat, they will be informed of the rollout and distribution of associated services or products.