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Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, 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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 19-3094.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 112,250.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 53.00
- Currently, there are 6,350 people on this job
Also Known As…
- Technical Director
- State-Federal Relations Deputy Director
- International Affairs Vice President
- Program Analyst
- Political Science Professor
- Political Researcher
- Political Research Scientist
- Political Consultant
- Political Analyst
- Political Aide
- Political Advisor
- Policy Officer
- Local Governance and Citizen Participation Specialist
- Government Affairs Specialist
- Government Affairs Researcher
- Deputy Director
Tasks for “Political Scientists”
- Consult with and advise government officials, civic bodies, research agencies, the media, political parties, and others concerned with political issues.
- Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, or statistical sources.
- Identify issues for research and analysis.
- Teach political science.
- Forecast political, economic, and social trends.
- Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.
- Disseminate research results through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys, reporting on findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
- Evaluate programs and policies, and make related recommendations to institutions and organizations.
- Provide media commentary or criticism related to public policy and political issues and events.
- Write drafts of legislative proposals, and prepare speeches, correspondence, and policy papers for governmental use.
- Maintain current knowledge of government policy decisions.
Related Technology & Tools
- Laptop computers
- Digital audio recorders
- Handheld calculators
- Conference phones
- Digital video disk DVD players
- Desktop computers
- Overhead display projectors
- Microsoft Publisher
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft Office
- Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) database
- ProQuest Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- JudgeIt II
- Microsoft Excel
- Library of Congress E-resources Online Catalog
- DataMystic TextPipe Pro
- Microsoft Access
- Bare Bones Software BBEdit
- Microsoft Word
- Gale Expanded Academic ASAP PLUS
- Microsoft SharePoint
- Microsoft Visio
- ProQuest Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) database
- IDM Computer Solutions UltraEdit
- Oxford Reference Online
- Email software
- Europa World Plus
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- JSTOR database
- Sage Reference Online
- CQ Press Political Reference Suite
- StataCorp Stata
- Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- EBSCO Publishing Academic Search Premier
- EBSCO Publishing Political Science Complete