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Education And Training

Lobbyists do not have to have any special education. They don't have to pass exams or be licensed. Many of them get their training by working for a state legislator or a congressperson, either as a volunteer or in a paid position. This kind of on-the-job training is one of the best ways for a future lobbyist to learn about the political process.

Since a lobbyist has to communicate a point of view, those with good communications skills will be in demand. Courses in English, communication, and journalism can help you improve your chances of being an effective lobbyist.

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