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Political Scientists


Research a wide variety of political issues and test theories.

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.

Wages $61.02 per hour on average  
Outlook Statewide data not available
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
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