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Overview

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.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Social

Talkative

Career Ladder
Politician or Business Leader

Ambassador

Deputy Chief of Mission

Foreign Service Officer

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