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Lastly, for those who wish to pursue a career in political science itself, most of the available jobs will continue to be in the colleges and universities. A Ph.D. degree is virtually a prerequisite for any of these positions. Other job opportunities that are available for professional political scientists also require advanced degrees. These career openings may be found in professional research organizations or think-tanks, survey research institutes, and foreign affairs research organizations that operate either privately or under the sponsorship of the government.