Career Profile

Graduates of the MPA program can choose from a wide spectrum of career paths. Our alumni provide leadership to the world in government, international development, corporate social responsibility, social ventures, healthcare, education, and government relations. Students receive support and guidance from the Business Career Center and enter the workforce in exciting jobs on the fast track to management.

Class of 2015

Average starting salary: $51,000
Average job placement three months after graduation: 91%

Careers by Sector

Social Sector and Nonprofit: 38%
Local Government: 22%
State Government: 19%
Public/Private: 9%
Federal Government: 6%
Healthcare: 3%
Other: 3%

Recent Job Placement Examples

Organization Type
Federal Trade Commission Federal
NASA Federal
Sandia National Laboratories Federal
Social Security Administration Federal
US Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal
US Food and Drug Administration Federal
US Government Accountability Office Federal
US State Department Federal
Arizona Auditor’s Office State
Arizona Office of Strategic Planning and Budget State
California Department of Finance State
California State Bureau of Audits State
State of Utah State
State of Utah Department of Workforce Services State
State of Utah Rural Planning Group State
Utah Department of Corrections State
Utah Division of Securities State
Utah State Auditor’s Office State
City of Mesa Local
City of Orem Local
City of Raleigh Local
City of San Antonio Local
Eagle Mountain City Local
Salt Lake City Cooperation Local
West Valley City Local
State Department Local
Organization Type
Ashoka Nonprofit/Social Sector
Family Support Center Nonprofit/Social Sector
International Rescue Committee Nonprofit/Social Sector
LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund Nonprofit/Social Sector
Libertas Institute Nonprofit/Social Sector
Musical Instrument Museum Nonprofit/Social Sector
Noorda Foundation Nonprofit/Social Sector
Partnership for Public Service Nonprofit/Social Sector
Provo Missionary Training Center Nonprofit/Social Sector
World Trade Center Utah Nonprofit/Social Sector
Young Living Nonprofit/Social Sector
Accenture Private/Public
Deseret First Credit Union Private/Public
George K. Baum & Company Private/Public
Google Private/Public
Hewlett Packard Private/Public
Lewis, Young, Robertson, and Berningham Private/Public
Standard & Poor’s Private/Public
Intermountain Healthcare Healthcare
Ogden Clinic Healthcare
The Ensign Group Healthcare