Campaign Workers

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Campaign workers help candidates for government offices get elected. By calling voters, sending out fliers, advertising on TV, radio, and the Internet, and arranging for campaign appearances by the candidate, they educate the public about a candidate's strengths and concerns. Candidates for mayor, governor, Congress, president, and other local, state, and federal offices must use campaign workers and managers to handle many of the details of an election, such as budgets and expenses, fund-raising, and press relations. Campaign workers are needed all across the country, in cities large and small, to assist with primaries and elections.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Campaign Managers
Duties Campaign workers work long and irregular hours to present the case for their candidate; respond to requests for information from the media and the candidate's constituents; work with fellow campaign workers to produce, coordinate, and distribute campaign literature
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Government
  • Speech
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Realistic
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Campaign Manager
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Staff Assistant
  • Campaign Worker
  • Campaign Volunteer