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Careers in Human/Public Service

Serve your community and the people who live there.

To serve, protect and defend. If you feel called to a career in human and public service, there are many different avenues you can explore. From front line responders and social workers to city planners and environmental scientists, all play a crucial role in the well-being of our communities. For some of these positions, you’ll need a certificate or short-term training, while for others you’ll need more advanced training or a bachelor’s degree.

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Texas is home to more than 30 million people - making our state the second-most populous in the U.S. - and is a big reason why there are lots of career opportunities in human and public service.1


Strengthening, protecting and supporting our communities.

That’s what a person in human and public service does. They are the backbone of Texas, building strong communities, vibrant cities and an ever-growing state.

Texas is one of the fastest growing states. And with more than 30 million residents,1 it is the second most populous state in the nation. Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio rank among the nation’s largest 20 cities.2 The state’s success is due in large part to the dedicated professionals in Human and Public Service. They run local governments as city managers and mayors, serve the public as social workers and law enforcement, and lead the state as political strategists and program directors.

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1. Wilder, K. (2023, March 30). Texas joins California as state with 30-million-plus population. Accessed June 2023.

2. Largest cities in the United States by population. Ballotpedia. Accessed June 2023.

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