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American Embassy Ambassador

Job Description:

  • U.S. Embassy is your 911 when overseas
  • If an American citizen loses their passport, need to evacuate the country, or someone back in the U.S. needs to get in touch with them, the American Embassy is their point of contact for assistance in many different situations.
  • A U.S. Ambassador is the head of the Embassy in their stationed country.
  • U.S. Ambassadors represent the President of the United States in an official capacity in foreign nations and communities.
  • Protecting and promoting national interests, maintaining diplomacy, organizing visits, welcoming visitors, and supporting resolutions.
  • If a U.S. citizen living or visiting abroad gets into legal trouble of some sort, it is the duty of the ambassador to ensure that said citizen is treated justly.

Travel, Dangers, and Career Advantages

  • Almost all of required work is done from designated country (i.e. you need to live there).
  • Many dangers including; riots, terrorism and often people will target U.S. Embassy members and Ambassadors as a way to attack America.
  • U.S. Ambassadors have died and been held captive.
  • Advantages include; getting to travel, meeting new people, aiding the cause of peace, and helping others.

Universities to Receive Training

Education Needed to Perform the Career

High School Diploma

Possible College Majors Include:
  • International relations
  • Area studies
  • A language major (3-4 languages reccomended)
  • Liberal Acts
  • Political science
  • Economics

Minimum Salary is $119,554/Yr.