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    Public administrators focus on making a difference in the lives of the people in their communities and the world around them. Preparing amendments, recommending government policies, managing fiscal operations, and determining whether necessary services are functioning efficiently bring great challenges to those working in the field. Get a glimpse of what public administrators actually do. 

    In our “What I Actually Do: Public Administrator” video, we highlight some of the common misconceptions that different people have about people who work in public administration. In the end we show you an example of the work that public administrators do every day.

    People working in the public administration field help made decisions that can impact communities and people’s lives. Public administrators in leadership roles can work within the executive arm of local, state/provincial, and federal/national government, nongovernmental organizations, public sector organizations, and nonprofit and voluntary sectors. Public administrators help governments or organizations maximize their potential and optimize resources.

    At Kaplan University, we are committed to helping students develop the skills relevant to today's workplace. Our Master of Public Administration is designed to offer interactive, flexible learning opportunities, and could help prepare you to pursue a career or enhance your skills within the field of public administration.* After watching the video we ask you the following question: What do you want to do? Visit our Master of Public Administration page and see what our degree program and experienced faculty members can offer you.  

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