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Political Scientists

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Employment for political scientists is expected to increase as fast as the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Government agencies, political organizations, labor unions, and lobbying firms will need political scientists to assess the impact of policies and manage complex legal and regulatory issues. However, competition for jobs will be strong because the field is small. Growing interest in politics, foreign affairs, public policy, health care, and other governmental issues will cause greater demand for political science research.

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