A passion for politics is something that many of us have. We know we want to use politics and our love for elections, campaigns, the news, and the fundamentals of government in our daily lives but simply do not want to be a politician. Although there are many careers surrounding politics, here are five options to consider.

  1. Lobbyist

A lobbyist is someone who works for a company or organization and works to persuade government officials to vote a certain way. There is no specific degree required to become a lobbyist but many have degrees in political science, journalism, law, communications, public relations, or economics.

  1. Journalist

Do you want to be the next Megyn Kelly? Many people use journalism to embrace their love for politics and writin. Whether it’s print journalism, broadcasting, or talk radio, political journalism is a great way to get involved and embrace your inner politico. While some journalists don’t have college degrees, many do have degrees in journalism, communications, political science, or law. It’s never too late to start!

  1. Campaign Manager

As a campaign manager, you will be the person in charge of getting your candidate elected. The campaign team is made up of people with various skill sets who come together and poll, advertise, strategize, finance, etc. all for their candidate. Becoming part of a campaign is very popular option and will work for people with many different degrees.

  1. Press Secretary

A press secretary is the public voice or the liaison between the politician and the public. He or she is the one who will communicate with the public and represent the politician, organization, or government office. Many press secretaries have PR or communications degrees.

  1. Pollster/Researcher

These are the people who predict how candidates will do in upcoming elections. Many also determine how each party will do in upcoming elections based on thorough research and a variety of statistics. A lot of people in this field have political science degrees but this can always vary.

Working in politics does not always mean that you have to be in the spotlight or in public office. There are so many behind-the-scenes jobs in the political world.

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