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NONPROFIT LEGISLATIVE ANALYST: Keep An Open Mind

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Sara, a legislative analyst, spends her typical day tracking current legislative proposals, drafting amendments to bills, and coming up with ideas for new legislative changes. She tells us that you have to keep an open mind about where you will end up in life because life is flexible and fluid, so you could end up somewhere completely different than you thought you would.

Degree: Political Science - Public Policy
Job Title: Legislative Analyst
Employer: StudentsFirst.org

Job Summary: Legislators

Job Description

Legislators are elected officials who develop laws for the federal government, or for local or state governments. Legislators are members of the legislative branch of government, which is responsible for making new laws and changing existing laws. Legislators include members of the U.S. Congress; state senators and representatives; and city, county, and township commissioners and council members. Legislators govern by proposing bills, holding votes, and passing laws. Most legislators serve on committees that oversee different areas of government policy.

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Average salary
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$15,000 - $85,000
Projected job growth
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Not applicable
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Office, Travel, Remote, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Master's degree
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m='12130'>I</span> <span m='12670'>take</span> <span m='12890'>a</span> <span m='12980'>look</span> <span m='13270'>at</span> <span m='13400'>what</span> <span m='13950'>is</span> <span m='14120'>going</span> <span m='14420'>on</span> <span m='14580'>in</span> <span m='14710'>each</span> <span m='14890'>of</span> <span m='14940'>my</span> <span m='15090'>three</span> <span m='15370'>states.</span> <span m='16410'>I</span> <span m='17110'>track</span> <span m='17610'>important</span> <span m='18320'>legislative</span> <span m='18950'>proposals</span> <span m='20100'>that</span> <span m='20690'>we</span> <span m='20820'>have</span> <span m='21030'>authored,</span> <span m='21830'>or</span> <span m='22370'>helped</span> <span m='22750'>author,</span> <span m='23540'>and</span> <span m='24260'>that</span> <span m='24500'>are</span> <span m='24660'>just</span> <span m='24870'>important</span> <span m='25340'>to</span> <span m='25470'>us,</span> <span m='25680'>and are</span> <span m='25790'>moving</span> <span m='26220'>through</span> <span m='26550'>those</span> <span m='26930'>three</span> <span m='27180'>state</span> <span m='27530'>legislatures.</span> <span m='28930'>I</span> <span m='29080'>help</span> <span m='29520'>draft</span> <span m='29940'>amendments</span> <span m='30620'>to</span> <span m='30760'>bills,</span> <span m='31730'>come</span> <span m='31970'>up</span> <span m='32070'>with</span> <span m='32229'>ideas,</span> <span m='33320'>and</span> <span m='34310'>support</span> <span m='34760'>our</span> <span m='34880'>state</span> <span m='35230'>team</span> <span m='35910'>on</span> <span m='36230'>the</span> <span m='36320'>legislative</span> <span m='37010'>side.</span> </p><p><span m='38110'>I</span> <span m='38750'>attended</span> <span m='39140'>the</span> <span m='39220'>University</span> <span m='39750'>of</span> <span m='39810'>Southern</span> <span m='40080'>California,</span> <span m='41050'>and</span> <span m='41590'>received</span> <span m='42080'>a</span> <span m='42140'>Bachelor</span> <span m='42630'>of</span> <span m='42740'>Arts</span> <span m='43050'>degree</span> <span m='43480'>in</span> <span m='43610'>political</span> <span m='44060'>science.</span> <span m='45000'>And</span> <span m='45940'>through</span> <span m='46420'>that</span> <span m='46810'>degree</span> <span m='47490'>I</span> <span m='48150'>was</span> <span m='48360'>able</span> <span m='48770'>to</span> <span m='48990'>get</span> <span m='49140'>a</span> <span m='49190'>lot</span> <span m='49400'>of</span> <span m='49490'>experience</span> <span m='50540'>in</span> <span m='50820'>politics</span> <span m='51540'>and</span> <span m='51680'>policy.</span> <span m='53030'>After</span> <span m='53720'>working</span> <span m='54110'>for</span> <span m='54240'>a</span> <span m='54270'>few</span> <span m='54470'>years,</span> <span m='54790'>I</span> <span m='54880'>went</span> <span m='55030'>back</span> <span m='55190'>to</span> <span 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m='76950'>grow,</span> <span m='77510'>and</span> <span m='77710'>you</span> <span m='77830'>change,</span> <span m='78310'>and you</span> <span m='78440'>experience</span> <span m='79060'>new</span> <span m='79180'>things.</span> <span m='79640'>And</span> <span m='79780'>you</span> <span m='79870'>might</span> <span m='80120'>end</span> <span m='80290'>up</span> <span m='80430'>somewhere</span> <span m='80910'>completely</span> <span m='81310'>different</span> <span m='81660'>than</span> <span m='81790'>you</span> <span m='81930'>thought</span> <span m='82180'>you</span> <span m='82290'>would.</span> <span m='82680'>Which</span> <span m='82910'>is</span> <span m='83040'>where</span> <span m='83270'>I</span> <span m='83380'>am</span> <span m='83680'>today.</span> <span m='84370'>So</span> <span m='84550'>just</span> <span m='84740'>keep</span> <span m='84940'>an</span> <span m='85070'>open</span> <span m='85330'>mind,</span> <span m='85920'>and</span> <span m='86910'>things</span> <span m='87200'>will</span> <span m='87300'>work</span> <span m='87560'>out</span> <span m='88180'>for</span> <span m='88310'>the</span> <span m='88400'>best.</span> </p>","file":{"id":378777,"video_id":"3378137022001","name":"2330-Sara-LegislativeAssistant1","duration":89444,"thumbnail_url":null}});