Policy is an industry of ideas, and those who work in it are an influential force in American political thought.
Policy analysts, also called researchers, scholars or fellows, work for private organizations or governments to generate policy ideas, solutions and evaluations. Nearly every law enacted today is influenced by the work of policy analysts, who research issues and design policies according to their findings.
Healthcare, education, crime, environmental protection, energy and fiscal responsibility are a few of the major areas in which policy analysts work
Who They Serve:
Policy analysts serve lawmakers, government and those whose interests are served by the policies they create.