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Policy Analysts

Overview

Policy analysts research complex problems, recommend solutions, and work to influence social and political decisions. They are employed by think tanks, government agencies, trade associations, colleges and universities, and corporations. Policy analysts are also known as policy experts, policy fellows, and policy researchers. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Realistic

Career Ladder
Politician or Think Tank Executive Director

Research Director

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