Jobs in Public Service

Entry-Level Jobs

  • Bailiff

    Maintain safety and order in courtrooms as a law enforcement officer.

  • Childcare worker High Demand!

    Attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, feeding and overseeing play.

  • Correctional officer High Demand!

    Oversee those who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in jail or prison.

  • EMT and paramedic - Public Service High Demand!

    Respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities.

  • Fire inspector

    Examine buildings in order to detect fire hazards and ensure that federal, state and local fire codes are met.

  • Firefighter High Demand!

    Control and put out fires and respond to emergencies where life, property or the environment is at risk.

  • Military personnel

    Maintain the U.S. national defense through one of the branches of the military in occupations specific to defense or in jobs that serve the practical needs of other soldiers.

  • Paralegal and legal assistant - Public Service High Demand!

    Perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers. May work for a law firm, corporate legal department or government agency.

  • Police and sheriff's patrol officer High Demand!

    Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state or federal laws and ordinances. 

  • Police officer and detective

    Protect lives and property. Gather facts and collect evidence of possible crimes.

  • Police, fire and ambulance dispatcher

    Answer emergency and nonemergency calls and send the appropriate emergency personnel to respond.

  • Preschool teacher High Demand!

    Educate and care for children younger than age five who have not yet entered kindergarten.

  • Private detective and investigator - Public Service

    Search for information about legal, financial and personal matters.

  • Public safety telecommunicator High Demand!

    Operate telephone, radio, or other communication systems to receive and communicate requests for emergency assistance at 9-1-1 public safety answering points and emergency operations centers. Take information from the public and other sources regarding crimes, threats, disturbances, acts of terrorism, fires, medical emergencies, and other public safety matters.

  • School bus monitor and protective service worker High Demand!

    Maintain order among students on a school bus. Help students safely board and exit and communicate behavioral problems. Perfom pretrip and posttrip inspections and prepare for and assist in emergency evacuations.

  • Security guard High Demand!

    Patrol and protect property from illegal activity.

  • Social and human service assistant High Demand!

    Provide client services in a variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation and social work. 

  • Teacher assistant and paraeducator High Demand!

    Work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction.

Jobs With Advanced Training

  • Career and technical education teacher, post-secondary High Demand

    Teach vocational courses to provide training in subjects such as construction, cosmetology, manufacturing, and mechanics and repair, primarily to students who have graduated from or left high school. 

  • Child, family, and school social worker High Demand

    Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. 

  • Coach High Demand

    Teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport.

  • Education administrator, K-12 High Demand

    Coordinate the academic, administrative or auxiliary activities of kindergarten, elementary or secondary schools.

  • Education administrator, post-secondary High Demand

    Oversee student services, academics and faculty research at colleges and universities.

  • Educational, guidance, and career counselor High Demand

    Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

  • Elementary school teacher High Demand

    Teach basic academic, social and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

  • Forensic science technician

    Collect and analyze evidence to assist with criminal investigations.

  • Health education specialist - Public Service High Demand

    Provide and manage health education programs that help individuals, families and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles.

  • Healthcare social worker - Public Service High Demand

    Provide individuals, families and groups with the support needed to cope with chronic, acute or terminal illnesses. May include advising family caregivers. Provide patients with information and counseling, and make referrals for other services.

  • High school teacher High Demand

    Teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.

  • Lawyer - Public Service High Demand

    Advise and represent individuals, businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.

  • Middle school teacher High Demand

    Teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

  • Nursing instructor, post-secondary - Public Service High Demand

    Demonstrate and teach patient care to nursing students in classroom and clinical units. May also perform a combination of teaching and research.

  • Social and community service manager High Demand

    Coordinate and supervise programs and organizations that support public well-being. 

  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselor High Demand

    Provide treatment and advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, or other mental or behavioral problems.

  • Substitute teacher, short-term High Demand

    Teach students on a short-term basis as a temporary replacement for a regular classroom teacher, typically using the regular teacher’s lesson plan.

  • Tutor High Demand

    Instruct individual students or small groups of students in academic subjects to support formal class instruction or to prepare students for standardized or admissions tests.