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Political Scientists

On the Job


Political Scientists study political systems. They research things like public opinion, the way political decisions get made, and the way people vote. They may specialize in studying different branches of government, including the legal system.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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