Career Outlook for Political Scientists

Also known as:  Government Affairs Researcher, Government Affairs Specialist, Local Governance and Citizen Participation Specialist, Political Consultant, Political Research Scientist, Political Researcher
The overall job outlook for Political Scientist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 2.29 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of -0.38 percent per year. Demand for Political Scientists is expected to go up, with an expected 430 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.20 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Political Scientists in the following states
District of Columbia 2,670
Virginia 400
California 330
Texas 310
Colorado 70
Washington 60
Illinois 60
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Political Scientists
New York 50
Washington 60
Illinois 60
Colorado 70
Texas 310
California 330
Virginia 400
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