Regional and Local Officials

Regional and local officials hold positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government at the local level. They include mayors, commissioners, and city and county council members. These officials direct regional legal services, public health departments, and police protection. They serve on housing, budget, and employment committees and develop special programs to improve communities.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Aldermen, City Council Members, City Managers, Commissioners, County Clerks, County Council Members, County Executives, County Treasurers, Mayors
Duties Hold positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of local and regional government
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • History
Experience Experience as community activist or working on political campaigns, in law enforcement, or in business.
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • U.S. Senator/Representative or Other National Elected or Appointed Official
  • Regional or State Official
  • Local Official

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