POLITICAL SCIENTIST

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.

JOB TASKS

  • Disseminate research results through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations.

  • Teach political science.

  • Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, or statistical sources.

  • Identify issues for research and analysis.

  • Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $47,66/hr. $99,130 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Faster than Average (5% to 7%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 700

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree

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