A few advantages include more opportunities in the private sector and more job security in the public sector.
- Private sector advantages
- Public sector advantages
- Private sector disadvantages
Though the question did not ask for them there are disadvantages to the private and public sector. The private sector has less job security, a competitive atmosphere, fewer workers' rights, and fewer benefits. The workers' rights can sometimes be infringed on and this is why it can be a disadvantage as well as an advantage. In other words, workers' rights are an advantage to any job, but when they are infringed on this makes them a disadvantage.
- Public sector disadvantages
There are often fewer positions in the public sector with lower pay and less flexibility. Public sector jobs tend to pay less because the public is funding the position, whereas a private company gains capital through investments and sales that can lead to higher capital and thus better wages. There are advantages to both sectors that can be attractive to job seekers.