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Political Scientists

 

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents. Excludes “Survey Researchers” (19-3022). 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.6%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 25
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $43 per hour
Average Annual Click for more information on Average Wage $97,100 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 
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