Associate Degree in Political Science

Salary

Activist, $33,000*

Fundraiser, $38,000*

Immigration officer, $61,000*

Legal secretary, $46,000*

Legislative aide, $43,000*

Lobbyist, $45,000*

Mediator, $55,000*

Paralegal, $45,000*

Political aide, $37,000*

Politician, $43,000*

Public affairs reporter, $46,000*

Public opinion analyst, $57,000*

News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists, $46,725.12**

Political Science Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13**

Political Scientists, $43,091.94**

Public Relations Specialist, $60,085.62**

Social Science Research Assistants, $53,866.68**

*Annual median salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

Career Info

An associate in arts in political science degree can lead to a career working in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations; campaign management; polling; journalism; research and teaching. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in political science or a related field.

Potential Careers

  • Activist
  • Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration
  • Archivist
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • Attorney
  • Banking Analyst
  • Campaign Operative
  • Career Counselor
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • City Planner
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Analyst
  • Public Affairs Adviser
  • Economist
  • Information Analyst
  • Legislative Relations
  • Journalist
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Freelance writer
  • High School Government Teacher
  • Immigration Officer
  • Intelligence Officer
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Juvenile Justice Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Mediator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Affairs officer
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst
  • State Legislator
  • Survey Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor
  • Urban Policy Planner
  • Web Content Editor