Career Opportunities

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.

Career Outlook

Image Career Outlook Chart - Job Outlook graph showing jobs on the rise - $58,879 Estimated Salary of Graduates from this program

Job Outlook graph shows jobs for training and development on the rise through 2022 - $58,879 estimated salary of graduates from this program.
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Job Opportunities*

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Community & Social Service Managers

Median Annual Salary:
$65,320 per year
$31 per hour

Number of Jobs:
168,800

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Public Relations & Fundraising Managers

Median Annual Salary:
$114,800 per year
$55 per hour

Number of Jobs:
81,200

Typical Entry-Level Education:
Bachelor's Degree

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Social & Human Services Assistants

Median Annual Salary:
$33,750 per year
$16 per hour

Number of Jobs:
413,700

Typical Entry-Level Education:
High School Diploma

*Job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook. Which can be found at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Employment Outcomes

Graduate Occupations


Lawyers



Postsecondary Teachers



Social & Human Service Assistants


First-Line Supervisors of Office
& Administrative Support Workers


Judicial Law Clerks



Public Relations & Fundraising Managers

Graduate Employers


WalMart Stores, Inc



Department of Community Based Services


39th Judicial Circuit Judge


Addiction Recovery Care, LLC



Amazon.com, Inc.



Americana Community Center

 

Graduate Job Titles


Customer Service Representative


Law Clerk



Attorney


Human Resources Manager



Litigation Attorney



Project Coordinator