Political Scientists

7.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
31%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$122,510
or $58.89 hourly
VOLUME
5,650
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 31% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Political Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2031
'Political Scientists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Political Scientists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Political Scientists' was $122,510, or $58.89 hourly
'Political Scientists' are paid 167.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as political scientists?

As of 2021 there were 5,650 people employed as Political Scientists within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 24 thousand people are employed as Political Scientists.

Job description

Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, 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.

SOC Code: 19-3094.00

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Comments

Waka Waka (Small chance) says
I hate artificial intelligence.
Apr 20, 2021 at 01:39 PM
Morpheus says
If robots ever become aware enough to become politicians, you will likely see robot governments form and pretty quickly you basically have the story of The Animatrix, humans will just be enslaved after a long war and put into machines that will simulate the world.
Jul 05, 2019 at 03:17 PM
Anonymous (No chance) says
Political science is a concept that can only be interpreted and actually developed upon by human minds. Robots will not be able to perceive politics on such a scale that entire parliaments will be replaced or assisted by them, as robots tend to overlook major factors.
Apr 08, 2019 at 07:37 PM
Darius Rashidi says
You really can't use technology to replicate the mix of eerie neuroticism and ambiguous, vain narcissism required to make a true political scientist.
Apr 02, 2019 at 03:20 PM

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