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Political Scientists - 19-3094.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • International Affairs Vice President
  • State-Federal Relations Deputy Director
  • Technical Director

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys; report on findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
  • Consult with and advise government officials, civic bodies, research agencies, the media, political parties, and others concerned with political issues.
  • Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, and/or statistical sources.
  • Disseminate research results through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations.
  • Evaluate programs and policies, and make related recommendations to institutions and organizations.
  • Forecast political, economic, and social trends.
  • Identify issues for research and analysis.
  • Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, and/or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of government policy decisions.
  • Provide media commentary and/or criticism related to public policy and political issues and events.
  • Teach political science.
  • Write drafts of legislative proposals, and prepare speeches, correspondence, and policy papers for governmental use.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on matters of public policy.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Develop theories or models of physical phenomena.
  • Evaluate civic projects or public policies.
  • Forecast economic, political, or social trends.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Prepare information or documentation related to legal or regulatory matters.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Basic Foreign Area Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Basic Foreign Area Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Basic Foreign Area Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Billet Designator-Political Military Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Billet Designator-Political Military Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Billet Designator-Political Military Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Intelligence (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, East Asia (Excluding PRC) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, Eastern Europe (Excluding USSR) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, People's Republic of China (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, Southwest Asia (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, Western Europe (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-People's Republic of China (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-People's Republic of China (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-Western Europe (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Affairs Officer-Western Europe (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer Immaterial (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Africa, South of Sahara (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, China (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Eurasia (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Europe (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Former Soviet Union (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Area Officer, General (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Latin America (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Latin America (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Mideast/North Africa (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Northeast Asia (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, South Asia (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer, Southeast Asia (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-East Asia (Excluding People's Republic Of China) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-East Asia (Excluding People's Republic Of China) (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Eastern Europe (Excluding Former Soviet Union) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Eastern Europe (Excluding Former Soviet Union) (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Eurasia (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Eurasia (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Latin America (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Latin America (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-South Asia (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Foreign Area Officer-South Asia (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Foreign Area, Tactical Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • International Affairs Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • International Relations Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Intelligence (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Political-Military Affairs Strategist (PAS), Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer - Eurasia (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer - Eurasia (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer - South Asia (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer - South Asia (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Eastern Asia (Excluding Peoples Republic of China) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Eastern Europe (Excluding Former Soviet Union) (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Former Soviet Union (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Latin America (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Peoples Republic of China (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Southwest Asia (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer, Western Europe (Marine Corps - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-East Asia (Excluding People's Republic of China) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-East Asia (Excluding People's Republic of China) (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Eastern Europe (Excluding Former Soviet Union) (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Eastern Europe (Excluding Former Soviet Union) (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Latin America (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Latin America (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Middle East/North Africa (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-People's Republic of China (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-People's Republic of China (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Sub-Saharan Africa (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Western Europe (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Officer-Western Europe (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), ABM (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Air Attache (any geographic region) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Airlift (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Bomber (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), C2ISREW (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), China (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Eurasia (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Europe (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Fighter (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), General (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Generalist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Helicopter or EWO (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Latin America (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Middle East/North Africa (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Northeast Asia (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), RPA (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), South Asia (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Southeast Asia (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Special Operations (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Sub-Saharan Africa (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Tanker (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Regional Affairs Strategist (RAS), Trainer (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty - Foreign Area Officer, Qualified (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer - Intelligence Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Political Scientist