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What does a Political Scientist do?

Political scientists study the origin, development and operation of political systems. The job duties of a political scientists include research political subjects; collect and analyse data from sources such as public opinion surveys; or develop and test political theories.

Area of specialization may include public policy, political communication, public administration or democracy and development of a country.

How to become a Political Scientist?

To become a political scientist, you would require to hold a bachelor's degree in political science, writing and statistics; followed by a postgraduate degree in public administration, public policy or public affairs. Some political scientists complete a Ph.D. program, whcih requires several years of coursework followed by independent research for dissertation.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Political Scientist, Political Campaign Staff, Political Research Analyst
Mid-Career
Political Consultant, Political Analyst, Political Scientists Manager
Experienced
Chief Political Scientist, Senior Political Consultant

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