Wherever society exists and people interact with each other, politics will play a role in our lives. As such, people who study and analyze political systems and trends are very important, since they are the ones who can see why certain systems work and others lead to problems. The work of political scientists is grounded in real-life issues, but is not overwhelming, as the job has a stress tolerance rating of 60.8. The average yearly salary of a political scientist is $100,900. As with many other high-paying jobs, there are a variety of positions available, with different educational requirements, although many require at least a Master’s degree. Political scientists usually have an office-based work environment, often within the government. Though there has been a recent slight decline in the number of political science jobs, it is still a field which is viable and alive.