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.

Quick Facts
Duties Hold positions in the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of local and regional government
Alternate Title(s) Aldermen, City Council Members, City Managers, Commissioners, County Clerks, County Council Members, County Executives, County Treasurers, Mayors
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 throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • History
Experience Experience as community activist or working on political campaigns, in law enforcement, or in business.
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • U.S. Senator/Representative or Other National Elected or Appointed Official
  • Regional or State Official
  • Local Official

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