The state always needs employees with diverse backgrounds and experience. We hire surgeons, groundskeepers, archeologists, plumbers, and music therapists. If you’re majoring in botany or art history, working for the government might not be your first thought, but those degrees could help you get hired as an environmental planner.
With a degree in geography, you could work to protect the coastline’s resources. If you’re more interested in how the land benefits the population directly, you could specialize in housing and community development. Or consider transportation planning, where you could influence how people travel across California’s 100 million acres.
But you don’t need a four-year degree to take care of your state, or even its transportation system. You could qualify for some positions at the Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol, or the Department of Motor Vehicles, where you could work to keep our roads functional and safe.
Any major or interest could be a path to a practical and rewarding job that helps make this state a good place to live. With 150 departments and agencies, California manages a tremendous number of resources and services, so we need a wide variety of employees. Whether you want to specialize in computer sciences or communicable diseases, there’s a place for you here, and your work will have meaning.