What Are Some Good Jobs for Someone With a Political Science Degree?


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Corporate and political analyst, journalist, budget examiner, financial adviser and advocate are some good jobs from a degree in political science. Campaign operator, mediator, labor relations specialist and federal government analyst are also careers attainable with a political science degree.

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Political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends and related issues. As of 2012, the median salary for a political scientist was slightly over $100,000 annually. The need for political scientists is expected to increase by 21 percent between 2012 to 2022. To become a political scientist, a master's degree or Ph.D in either public administration, political science or a related field is required.

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