Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
- Assembly Member
- Assembly Person
- Assemblyman or Woman
- City Alderman
- City Council Member
- City Councilman
- Congressional Representative
- Council Member
- Conduct head counts to help predict the outcome of upcoming votes.
- Speak to students to encourage and support the development of future political leaders.
- Analyze and understand the local and national implications of proposed legislation.
- Appoint nominees to leadership posts, or approve such appointments.
- Confer with colleagues to formulate positions and strategies pertaining to pending issues.
- Debate the merits of proposals and bill amendments during floor sessions, following the appropriate rules of procedure.
- Develop expertise in subject matters related to committee assignments.
- Hear testimony from constituents, representatives of interest groups, board and commission members, and others with an interest in bills or issues under consideration.
- Keep abreast of the issues affecting constituents by making personal visits and phone calls, reading local newspapers, and viewing or listening to local broadcasts.
- Maintain knowledge of relevant national and international current events.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ES.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Social environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Recognition in their jobs.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $52,890.00 with most people making between $32,890.00 and $83,820.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 2,800 people in California. It is projected that there will be 2,800 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 70 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
collegeUniversity of California-Los Angeles
collegeUniversity of Southern California
majorHuman Services, General
onetJudges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
collegeUniversity of California-Berkeley
onetAdministrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
majorBusiness Administration and Management, General
onetAgents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes