Careers in Political Science

This page will show a spectrum of career options for students studying political science.

People normally think that students interested in political science want to run for office. That is certainly an option, but the field is very wide and there are many ways to put your Political Science degree to use. Here are some careers for political science majors:

  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc. 
  • Archivist, Online Political Data
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Campaign Operative
  • Career Counselor
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • City Planner
  • City Housing Administrator
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Corporate Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
  • Customs Officer
  • Development specialist
  • Editor, Online Political Journal
  • Editor, Current Events or Political Magazines and Journals
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Free-lance writer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Information Manager
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
  • Journalist
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Media Script Advisor for Political Shows
  • Mediator
  • Plans and Review Officer, USIA
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • Reporter, Politics Magazines
  • State Legislator
  • Survey Analyst
  • Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor
  • Urban Policy Planner
  • Web Content Editor