A 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.
On May 24, 2011, the Georgetown University Center for Education and Workforce released a report entitled "What’s it Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors", by P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Michelle Melton. This report is based upon US Census Data and examines 171 majors. The findings indicate that there is a great deal of variation in projected median earnings among different majors. Earnings prospects for graduate degree holders are also discussed. To see where an undergraduate or a graduate degree in political science ranks in terms of potential future earnings, please view the full report and the social science chapter, in particular at http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/
Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc.
Budget Examiner or Analyst
CIA Analyst or Agent
Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
International Research Specialist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
Public Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Urban Policy Planner