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Occupation Title: Political Scientists

Description: 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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3094

Sample Job Titles: International Affairs Vice President, State-Federal Relations Deputy Director, Technical Director

 Salary Chart Conservation Scientists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 3,530
2009: 3,970
2010: 4,470
2011: 5,340
2012: 5,750

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 2,800
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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