Public Services Pathway - Oxnard College

Public Services Industry SectorPublic Services Industry Sector

The Public Services industry sector provides a foundation for secondary students in government, public administration, public safety, legal services, and human services. It encompasses three career pathways, Human Services, Legal and Government Services, and Protective Services, which emphasize processes, systems, and services related to serving the public’s interest. Knowledge and skills are acquired (1) within a sequential, standards-based program that integrates classroom, laboratory, and project- and work-based instruction; and (2) through internships, community classrooms, work experience, and cooperative career technical education. Pathways in this sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a variety of careers.

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Careers to Explore
Entry Level
with high school diploma
Technical Level
with AA or AS degree or certificate
Professional Level
with BS or BA degree

Social and Human Service
Assistant Forest Fire Fighters
Security Guards
Animal Control Worker
Foster Care Worker
Elected Official
Parking Enforcement Officer
Legal Clerk

Police Officer
Probation Officers and Correctional
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Police Patrol Officers
Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
Firefighters
Fire Apparatus Engineer
U.S. Customs Officer
Eligibility Worker
Vocational Counselor
Employment and Training Technician
Residential Counselor
Substance Abuse Counselor
Licensed Psychiatric Technician
Mental Health Worker
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Cosmetologist

Federal Marshall
FBI, ATF, DEA Agent
Probation Mediator
Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Family Social Service Worker
Foreign Language Interpreter
Medical/Public Health Social Workers
Mental Health Social Worker
Mental Health Counselor
Attorney
Judge, Magistrate Judge
Anthropologist
Astronomer

Career information courtesy of King's County Office of Education