Political Scientists

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Occupation Description

Political scientists study the beginning, growth, and process of political systems. They also study subjects, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and philosophy as well as the structure and process of governments, In many cases they conduct public opinion surveys, evaluate election results, or study public documents

Estimated Income

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$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

5750

Job Openings By 2020

2800

Growth Rate

7.9%

Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters of Arts in Political Science

Required Work Experience

None

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