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Political Consultant

Political Consultant

Political Consultant 

 Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview: A political consultant promotes the election of certain candidates or the interests of certain groups. They help candidates communicate their messages to the public, help them build a public image, respond to negative press, and help secure fundraising. Various human geographers might be interested in this work, but especially those interest in policies, regions, and demographics. A good political consultant is knowledgeable about the region that their candidate is attempting to get elected in, particularly its political and cultural climate as well as the demographics of that region.  

Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Political Geographers

Recommended College Courses: World Geography, Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Population Geography 

Skills: Political geography; cultural geography; demographics; survey analysis; GIS 

Occupation Group: Government

Learn more about Political Consultants from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/political-scientists.htm  

Written by Kaleigh Shuler