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Political Scientists

Overview

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. There are approximately 3,910 political scientists employed in the United States.

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

Problem-Solving

Realistic

Career Ladder
Department Head

Full Professor of Political Science

Associate Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Adjunct

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