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Employers of Political Science majors in SD

Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues. Political scientists work full time in an office. They sometimes work overtime to finish reports and meet deadlines. About half worked in the federal government in 2012. Political scientists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field. The median annual wage for political scientists was $102,000 in May 2012. Employment of political scientists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10-year period. Political scientists should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.

Political Scientists

Political scientists study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They research political ideas and analyze governments, policies, political trends, and related issues. They 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. Political scientists typically work full time in an office. They sometimes work additional hours to finish reports and meet deadlines. Political scientists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field. The median annual wage for political scientists was $115,110 in May 2017. Employment of political scientists is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Political scientists should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. The median annual wage for postsecondary political science teachers was $81,430 in May 2017.

Legislators

Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions. The median annual wage for legislators was $25,630 in May 2017.

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State of South Dakota
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City of Vermillion
South Dakota Bureau of Administration
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County of Minnehaha
County of Pennington
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City of Brookings
Brookings Municipal Airport
Indian Health Service
Eagle Butte Hospital
City of Huron
County of Lawrence
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Prairie Management Program
County of Codington
Auditor's Office
City of Rapid City
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
County of Davison
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Yankton Sioux Tribe
County of Custer
Commissioner's Room
County of Custer
Custer County Courthouse
City of Estelline
County of Faulk
County of Meade
Sheriffs Dept
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
City of Spearfish
FINANCE OFFICE
County of Kingsbury
Auditor's Office
Indian Nations University
Cheyenne River Agency
City of Beresford
BERESFORD POLICE
Union County
Hwy. Dept
Indian Nations University
Procurement Affairs
Indian Nations University
Pine Ridge Agency
Grant County Auditor's Office
County of Miner
City of Ipswich
Finance Office
South Dakota Department of Corrections
Gayville City Clerk Main Number
Synergistic Admin Solutions, LLC
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