Federal and State Officials

Federal and state officials hold positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government at the state and national levels. They include governors, judges, senators, representatives, and the president and vice president of the country. Government officials are responsible for preserving the government against external and domestic threats, supervising and resolving conflicts between private and public interest, regulating the economy, protecting political and social rights of the citizens, and providing goods and services. Officials may, among other things, pass laws, set up social service programs, and allocate the taxpayers' money on goods and services.


Quick Facts
Duties Serve in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government at the state and national levels
Alternate Title(s) Commissioners, Governors, President, Representatives, Secretaries, Senators, Treasurers, Vice-President
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available in every state, with many jobs found in Washington, D.C.
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • History
  • Speech
Experience Prior experience in local government, the military, journalism, academics, or business
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements Varies by office
Career Ladder
  • Federal Official
  • State Official
  • Local Official

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