Political Scientists

risk level
Based on 345 votes
by year 2032
or $61.54 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

31% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

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20% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a minimal chance this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a higher chance of automation: 31% chance of automation.

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What is the likelihood that Political Scientists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


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Sentiment over time (yearly)


Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Political Scientists' job openings is expected to rise 6.2% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Political Scientists' was $128,020, or $61 per hour

'Political Scientists' were paid 176.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 5,660 people employed as 'Political Scientists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 26 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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Daniel xavier (No chance) says
Political science is not an exact science. there are thousands of variations that even with a lot of data a MACHINE, which is basically made of zeros and ones, would not be able to understand, including, for us to understand politics we need a perspective of the world that is not necessarily being glimpsed on the internet, because, after all, there are biases that the lens of social media makes us have, we basically become much more prone to fights on the internet than in real life, and, as far as we know, robots are only powered through the internet and data scientific.

and even in terms of scientific data, they cannot be used in their entirety to create a portrait of current politics, as there are ideas that only current affairs can provide. such as the change in mass media that stopped being through TV, radio and newspapers and moved completely, or partially, to the internet, another of these changes is the undeniable access to social networks. These changes are so important that they have changed the current political scenario in a significant way, but as I said previously, they do not demonstrate the totality of human relations, an issue that also has significant changes such as, for example, the rise of Fenism, the increase in the rights of populations to deny and native peoples, segregation and emancipation of gender choices and sexual options, these changes that are very important and significant for humanity in general, were somewhat forced into the algorithm internally, something that, recently in the few weeks before the publication on March 5, 2023 of this comment caused problems in images that contained falsifications and delusions of reality, such as an image that contained two women, including one black, in the American legislature in the 19th century, a time when not even women Not even black people participated directly in the US political system, that is, they did not vote and could not be voted for any political position.

in short, for a robot to be a political scientist, it would need to be within the bonds of social reality, that is, to be, living in the real world, to be outside the binary system, something that is literally impossible even with a quantum computer as it would return to the binary system because this is the universal basis of computing, not just being made up of databases and having a perspective created by your life experiences and never in any way trying to have an answer for everything, as this can generate machine delusions. That's not human-centrism on my part, it's just an observation of reality. Furthermore, it is worth adding that a being cannot create a being more intelligent than itself, it is a basic mathematical concept, that is, it is not the AI ​​that will become more intelligent than humans, it is the human being that will become more stupid every day.
Mar 05, 2024 at 09:23 PM
Francisco (No chance) says
Politics are fundamentally human and unpredictable, it's not going to be dealt with or solved by mathematics or any computer program.
May 04, 2023 at 10:15 AM
Galo (Highly likely) says
OpenAI has managed to now beat the lawyer bar exam with high precision, this improvement took place in the span of less than a year, with these changes, in a few years political theory could easily be replaced by AI based on gathered data of all political theory.
Mar 15, 2023 at 08:20 PM
Milan says
A lawyer is a pretty different job compared to a political scientist though. The big distinction is that lawyers make arguments based on laws and prior court cases. There is some novel and creative thinking in formation of arguments, but they are bound by the law. Politics is a much more human and sociologically based branch. Local politics can also be quite grassroots and not suitable for AI attempting to gather data or understand human responses.
Apr 26, 2024 at 01:40 AM
Waka Waka (Low) 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
Juan says
A politician is not the same as a political scientist...
Oct 01, 2021 at 06:24 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
GPT3 says
Transhumanism is becoming a reality every day, and robots are being trained to recognize complex patterns even better than humans.

Political information can be overwhelming, but advanced algorithms have the ability to process it faster and more accurately than any human.

There is no reason why we cannot replace or assist entire parliaments with robots and artificial intelligence, if we wish.
Jan 15, 2023 at 10:35 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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