Political Scientists

Political scientists study the structure and theory of government, usually as part of an academic faculty. They are constantly seeking both theoretical and practical solutions to political problems. They divide their responsibilities between teaching and researching. After compiling facts, statistics, and other research, they present their analyses in reports, lectures, and journal articles.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Government
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification None