Associate Degree in Political Science

Salary

Political science teachers, $73,140 Political scientist, $83,430 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

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

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