Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, 2nd Edition

  • Joan Axelrod-Contrada
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  • ISBN-10: 1438110820
  • ISBN-13: 9781438110820
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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People involved in government, politics, and activism share a passion for public service as well as a desire to make a difference. Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism, Second Edition provides detailed information on a broad spectrum of careers in these fields - from consulting, community issues, and political campaigns to law, lobbying, and nonprofit administration. This new edition updates all key information, including salary ranges and employment outlook, and features a new foreword by Congressman Richard E. Neal.

Each of the 75 job profiles - including five new for this edition - provides detailed information about the duties, salaries, and prospects for each job. Extensive appendixes include federal government employment resources, listings of graduate school programs and advocacy associations, and useful Web sites. Special appendixes include: Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Service and How to Run for Political Office - the Basics. New and updated career profiles include:

  • Antidiscrimination worker
  • Campaign manager
  • City year member
  • Community organizer
  • Consumer activist
  • Economic developer
  • Finance director
  • Housing specialist
  • Legislative assistant
  • Mayor
  • Media strategist
  • Opposition researcher
  • Policy analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Program officer, foundation
  • Public information officer
  • State legislator
  • Victim advocate
  • Webmaster
  • and more