Economics Major: Careers in Economics

A major in Economics will give you perspective and balanced judgment in analyzing and interpreting current economic problems. Potential positions and employers include:

  • Cost Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Urban Planning
  • Market research firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Insurance firms
  • Commercial banks
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Large corporations
  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary public and private schools

Tips for Success

  1. Choose a career focus and structure curricular and extra-curricular activities to achieve goals.
  2. Obtain volunteer, part-time, summer, or internship experience to enhance career path. For example, complete a finance-related internship if interested in a career in banking.
  3. Develop an excellent background in research, statistics, and computers.
  4. Do informational interviewing with professionals to learn more about fields of interest.
  5. Earn a graduate degree in economics, business, or other related fields for increased marketability.

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