Political scientists should have a strong background in writing and statistics in order to construct reasonable arguments while carefully tracking all new developments on the political front. A master's degree or Ph.D. in political science, public administration, or a related field may be required for some positions.
Political scientists typically work full-time in an office setting, and some even work for universities and television studios. Some focus on writing while others prefer commentating, and they are tasked with providing the general public with an unbiased view of what's happening in the world. While some news teams can have preferences or biases, political scientists are responsible for upholding the moral high-ground with accurate and honest reporting.
Political science has many sub-categories, such as singular institutions in certain parts of the world, comparing political parties and their structures, the economy, national security, and international relations.
Political Scientist Tasks
Perform, analyze and present research.
Provide expertise and advice on policy and actions.
Write papers, reports and opinions.