Political Scientists

The Science of The Government

What is a Political Scientist?

A Political Scientist conducts Research and writes Reports on the Government. Mostly on how the government PUTS US IN DEBT. They Require a Doctoral Degree in Political Science.

Salary and Job Outlook

Salary & Job Outlook 2.0

The average salary is actually terrible for needing 8 years of school. ($65,550) But the high is actually pretty high. ($106,900) The other thing that makes up for pay is the outlook which says that the amount of jobs will go up by 21% (faster than average)


Political scientists conduct research on the government. Therefore their responsibilities are to write and publish reports on the government. They are also responsible for teaching about the government.

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Pros of being a Political Scientist

  • As a political scientist you have large influence
  • Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, and/or statistical sources.
  • Teach political science
  • Consult with and advise government officials, civic bodies, research agencies, the media, political parties, and others concerned with political issue


Cons of being a Political Scientist

  • Identify issues for research and analysis.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys; report on findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys; report on findings, recommendations, and conclusions.

Best Colleges

The Best Colleges for a Political Scientist

Harvard at $45,278 per year

Princeton at $40,170 per year

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