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Although city management is a growing profession, the field is still relatively small. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment of top executives, which includes city managers, will grow 11 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Applicants with only a bachelor's degree will have the most difficulty finding employment. Even an entry-level job often requires an advanced degree.