Political Science Career Opportunities

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Prepare for a Challenging Career and Unique Possibilities

A political science degree hones the writing, communication, analytical, and data skills that are fundamental to entry-level positions within political and governmental institutions. This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs.

Political science careers are challenging and offer unique opportunities. A bachelor’s degree in political science can lead to employment in a wide variety of fields. Whether you have a budding political career or have your eye on law school, an online bachelor’s degree in political science could be your first step to a rewarding career.

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Popular Political Science Careers

Social Services Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$69,600/year
17% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$68,345/year
updated May 2021
Top Companies for Social Services Managers in Kentucky
FutureCare
$104,102
Telecare Corporation
$99,152
EmpRes Healthcare
$94,104
Bachelor's typically required for entry-level positions

Public Relations Specialist

National Median Annual Salary
$62,810/year
7% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$48,111/year
updated September 2020
Top Companies for PR Specialists in Kentucky
U.S. Dept. Housing & Urban Dev.
$150,240
CIG
$136,935
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
$91,225
Bachelor's typically required for entry-level positions

Social Services Assistant

National Median Annual Salary
$35,960/year
17% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$47,986/year
updated April 2021
Top Companies for Social Services Assistant in Kentucky
Horizon Health & Rehab Center
$54,774
U.S. Army
$54,722
Commonwealth Care of Roanoke
$52,558
Bachelor's typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Political Science Careers

  • Policy analysts
  • Public administrators within local, state and federal government agencies
  • Community service manager
  • Economic development officers
  • Nonprofit managers
  • Economic development specialists within local, state and federal government agencies
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