Serve the Public Good
Are you driven to improve your community? You’re not alone.
The numbers don’t lie when it comes to the amount of people who work in areas of Law + Government. Over 22 million people, or 16.7% of the U.S. workforce, work in federal, state, and local governments, over 1.3 million lawyers practice within the United States, and close to 300,000 individuals work as paralegals or legal assistants.
With so many people working together to build society at its core, opportunities are prime for Gauchos looking to make a difference. Careers in Law + Government share some similarities and a few key differences--learn how you can join the movement of public servants and prepare yourself for a successful future.
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Explore Grad School: Department of State
For complete information on graduate school search strategies and the application process, review our starter tips to Explore Grad School in all careers as well as the specialized tips on this page.
Getting to Know Graduate Education
A graduate degree is not required to apply for the Department of State, however, having such a degree could increase your starting salary.
Because there are a variety of positions within the Department of State, there is not one specific graduate program to pursue. If you are considering attending graduate school, research the careers in the Department of State that interest you, and seek out areas of study that could be beneficial for those roles.
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