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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 at the local government level will increase by approximately 8 percent through 2020, which is slower than the 14 percent growth projected for all sectors of the economy combined. One reason for this is that few new governments are likely to form and, therefore, there will be few new job openings. Applicants with only a bachelor's degree will have the most difficulty finding employment. Even an entry-level job often requires an advanced degree.