• Requirements: You must research three career options within the public sector whether local, state, or federal. This may be any career whose aim is to service the community. For example, it may be related to policing, public defending of plaintiffs in the courts, child welfare system etc. If at all possible try to informally interview a person that works within the careers you have chosen to ask them about their careers (perhaps you want to know how they got there and how their responsibilities have changed over time), however this is not necessary. For each of the three careers you list and write about the following:
o Where these careers would take place
o Educational and experience requirements
o The application and hiring process
o The scheduling and time that is required to be spent on the job (for example, are you required to work on holidays, how long are ordinary shifts, etc.)
o The process under which promotions occur
o Estimated starting salary and benefits and how this changes over time.
o Quality of life for the career, stressors, or dangers.
o Any miscellaneous information.
o You must create a table that organizes these factors
• Once you have compiled all of this information you must write a discussion on the pros and cons of each career path. You must also write about what you found most interesting while researching each career.
• Use academic scholarly sources whenever possible, however it may not always be possible to find empirical data on all your career options. Nevertheless, refrain from using the text book.