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Political Scientists

Research a wide variety of political issues and test theories.

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$65.55 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  8.6%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Forecast economic, political, or social trends.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
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Job Title Examples:

State-Federal Relations Deputy Director
Technical Director
International Affairs Vice President

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