Political Scientists

What They Do and Why They Matter

What Does Their Job Entail?

  • Political Scientists study their respective political system, how it operates, and how it pertains to foreign governments and trade
  • They act as the backbone of all well known politicians and legislators, as they advise said figureheads on important decisions they may make within the parameters of their jobs
  • Political Scientists will collect and analyze economic and foreign data in order to quantitatively compare and relate it to American political policy through use of political theorem

How Much Schooling is Needed to Become a Political Scientist?

  • In order to apply for a job as a Political Scientist, you must first graduate with at least a master's degree in college if not higher
  • The employment of political scientists is projected to grow over 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all other occupations. However, because the number of jobs is currently limited, this growth will only result in about 1,400 new openings

"The employment of political scientists is projected to grow over 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all other occupations."

What Do They make?

  • The median annual wage for those employed as Political Scientists is $102,00
  • This ranges from a low of $21,530
  • Ignore the increase in size between the dollar signs but the inverse change from 1 dollar sign to 3, as it's clearly supposed to display that Political Scientists make bank