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Political Science

Career information and updates in the field of political science

Information and updates for careers in political science

Careers in political science offer professionals a chance to serve their community through a rewarding career in the public or private sector. A bachelor’s degree offers entry into a variety of fields. Browse through the political science careers to discover a job that works for you.

Popular Political Science Careers

Economist: Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials and machinery, to produce goods and services. Economists can conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts. Ideal candidates pay attention to detail, have good quantitative skills and can conduct complex research.

    • Growth rate: 6%
    • Median annual salary: $89,450

Policy Analyst: Policy analysts influence political and social decisions on issues that range from education to health care. Ideal candidates can conduct research, communicate effectively and demonstrate patience to study subjects for long periods of time.

    • Growth rate: 15%
    • Median annual salary: $70,960

Lobbyist: Lobbyists attempt to influence legislators in favor of their clients’ special interests. Lobbyists often work for large businesses, industry trade organizations, and union or public interest groups. Lobbyists need good people skills, persuasive speaking skills and technological proficiency.

    • Growth rate: No change
    • Median annual salary: $75,000
(Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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