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Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

General Information

Description

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.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Education & Training

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+8%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$83,770

State-by-state Salary

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$126,710
$47,490
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 96%
  • Master's degree 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Law and Government
  • History and Archeology

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