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Government and public administration workers help pass and enforce the law. You could work in national, state, or local government. You will find almost every type of occupation within the government, including some jobs that are only found within government.

The careers below are sorted by education level. Click on the section title to see the careers in it. Click on the name of the career to learn more.

This caution symbol caution marks careers that might be limited or affected by criminal records. Talk with your Parole Officer, job coach, or legal counsel about your specific situation and goals.

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  1. Less than high school


  2. High school diploma or equivalent

    Administrative Service Managers

    Animal Control Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Bailiffs cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Bill and Account Collectors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Chemical Plant and System Operators

    Computer Operators

    Construction and Building Inspectors

    Correctional Officers and Jailers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Couriers and Messengers

    Court, Municipal, and License Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Data Entry Keyers

    Detectives and Criminal Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Executive Secretaries

    Explosives Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Fire Inspectors and Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Fish and Game Wardens cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    General Office Clerks

    Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

    Highway Maintenance Workers

    Human Resources Assistants

    Interviewers

    Legal Secretaries

    Machinery Maintenance Workers

    Maintenance and Repair Workers

    Office Machine Operators

    Parking Enforcement Workers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Pest Control Workers

    Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Postal Service Clerks cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Postal Service Mail Carriers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Postal Service Mail Sorters cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

    Power Plant Operators

    Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Receptionists and Information Clerks

    Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

    Security Guards cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Social and Human Service Assistants cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Surveying and Mapping Technicians

    Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators


  3. College certificate


  4. Associate's degree


  5. Bachelor's degree

    Accountants and Auditors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Administrative Law Judges cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Aerospace Engineers

    Agricultural Inspectors

    Airline Pilots

    Applications Software Developers

    Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Architectural and Engineering Managers

    Budget Analysts cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Chemical Engineers

    Chemists

    Chief Executives

    Civil Engineers

    Compliance Officers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Computer Hardware Engineers

    Computer Programmers

    Computer Systems Analysts

    Computer and Information Systems Managers

    Database Administrators

    Economists

    Editors

    Emergency Management Directors

    Financial Analysts cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Financial Examiners cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Financial Managers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Forensic Science Technicians

    Foresters

    Industrial Engineers

    Interpreters and Translators

    Legislators cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Management Analysts

    Market Research Analysts

    Network and Computer Systems Administrators

    Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Public Relations Specialists

    Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

    Social and Community Service Managers cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Statistical Assistants

    Survey Researchers

    Systems Software Developers

    Tax Examiners and Collectors cautionThis career might be affected by state or federal regulations that sanction the licensing or participation of a person with a felony conviction from working in this career or its work setting. Talk with your Parole Officer or job coach about your specific situation and goals.

    Training and Development Specialists


  6. Master's degree


  7. Doctoral or professional degree


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