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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Government?

Political Science is the study of government and focuses on its structure and function and the need for human social order.

 

Areas of Focus

Public Service, Education, Law, Non-Profit Organizations, Government Positions, Research

 

Career Titles

Staff Assistant
Legislative Aide
International Lawyer
Paralegal
Legal Investigator
City Manager
Corrections Officer
Urban Policy Planner
Public Opinion Analyst
Public Health Administrator
Environmental Lawyer
Canvass Director
Strategist
Co-op Manager
Publications Director
Issues Director
Direct Mail Specialist
Development Director
Lobbyist
Event Coordinator/Activity Planner
Peace Corps Volunteer Coordinator
Association Executive
Teacher
Professor
News Public Opinion Analyst
Press Agent
Editorial Assistant
Editor
Public Affairs Reporter
Educational Administrator
Advertising Account Manager
Regulatory Analyst
Sales Promotion Manager
Public Affairs Officer
Systems Analyst
Multinational Marketing Research Analyst
Customer Service Representative
Industry Lobbyist
Business/Bank Administrator
Executive Search Consultant
Financial Planner
Human Resources Manager
Consumer Goods/Services Salesperson
Announcer
Chamber of Commerce Manager
Diplomat
FBI/CIA Agent
Geographer
Labor Relations Specialist
Military Officer
Parole/Probation Officer
Political Consultant
Politician
School Administrator
Technical Writer
Campaign Worker
Foreign Service Officer
Judge
Mayor
News Reporter
Penologist
Political Scientist
Public Recreation Director
Research Assistant
Surveying Technician
Historic Site Interpreter
Social Worker
Advertising Executive
Special Interest Group Director

 

Career Related Websites

American Political Science Association

Careers In Government: Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.

SA Jobs - United States Office of Personnel Management

America's Job Bank (Labor Department) - 80% of their postings are from public state employment service agencies.

Federal Jobs - This site allows you to search databases of open US government jobs.

MonsterTRAK

Riley Guide: Employment Resources on the Internet  

University of California Santa Barbara: The following web sites offer links to a broad spectrum of Political Science areas of interest

Government and Political Science Resource: very comprehensive site

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Presidency Research Group

Peace Science Society (International)