Political Scientists (19-3094)

Occupation description:  Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents. Excludes Survey Researchers (19-3022).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 7,3007,500 2.8200 500720

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 53.8626.9939.60 55.3470.0177.83

Labor Force Indicators

2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 24
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Policy Forum   (Anchorage)
Government Internship

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Interdisciplinary Studies BA
Interdisciplinary Studies BS
Interdisciplinary Studies MA
International Studies BA
Political Science BA

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Political Science BA