CAREER OPTIONS
POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research and university and college teaching.

Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

The following are small sample of careers for political scientists:

Activist, Advocate/Organizer

Administration  

                Corporate,

                Government,

                Non-Profit, etc. 

Archivist, Online Political Data 

Budget Examiner or Analyst
Attorney         
Banking Analyst or Executive
Campaign Operative
Career Counselor                                              
CIA Analyst or
Agent
City
Planner                                                         
City Housing Administrator
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer      
Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
Communications Director
Corporate Analyst
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
Corporate Economist
Corporate Manager
Corporate Information Analyst
Corporate Adviser for Govt'l. Relations
Corporate Executive
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Customs Officer
Editor, Online Political Journal
Entrepreneur
Federal Government Analyst
Financial Consultant
Foreign Service Officer
Foundation President
Free-lance writer

High School Government Teacher
Immigration Information Manager Officer Intelligence Officer
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Issues Analyst, Corporate Social
Policy Div.
Journalist
Juvenile Justice Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
Lobbyist
Management Analyst
Mediator
Plans and Review Officer, USIA
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
Pollster
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Publisher
Research Analyst
State Legislator
Survey Analyst
Systems Analyst
Teacher
University Administrator
University Professor
Urban Policy Planner
Web Content Editor 

Source: The American Political Science Association http://www.apsanet.org/section_516.cfm





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