Political science gives students tools to analyze their world critically, revealing the nature and scope of political and economic authority, the process of policy-making, and so on. However, the number of majors who go on to actually work in a governmental setting is not overwhelming. Why is that the case? Government jobs are not rare (especially at the state and local levels), and plenty of political science majors have productive careers there.
These lessons are highly relevant to business, law, journalism, organizational work, and other fields. Many majors go on to work in local, state, and national government, but others do not. Graduates working outside of government are assets to their organizations because their interactions with government (as a lawyer, a company manager dealing with regulations, an officer in a charitable organization, etc.) are enhanced greatly by their understanding of the structures and processes of governance. Political science majors are clearly attuned to the blur of human interactions that is politics. It is a testament to the breadth and adaptability of the major that they use the knowledge and skill gained in political coursework in dramatically different ways.