Ambassadors

Ambassadors manage the operations of the U.S. embassies in foreign countries. An embassy is the headquarters of a U.S. diplomatic mission established in the capital city of a foreign country. According to the U.S. Department of State, the United States maintains diplomatic relations with more than 180 of the other 193 U.N. members (plus the Vatican in Rome) and has an embassy in most foreign capitals. Each embassy is headed by only one ambassador. Charged with the responsibility of maintaining diplomatic relations, an ambassador represents the president in matters of foreign policy. Ambassadors help to promote peace, trade, and the exchange of information between the United States and foreign lands.


Quick Facts
Duties Manage the operations of U.S. embassies in foreign countries
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the world
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Foreign Language
  • Government
  • Speech
Experience Previous experience in politics, business, or the Foreign Service is required to become an ambassador
Skills
  • Foreign Language
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Social
  • Talkative
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Politician or Business Leader
  • Ambassador
  • Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Foreign Service Officer

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