The economics major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Proficiency in writing, public speaking, and research skills.
  • Expansive knowledge of economic theory, econometrics, business, and trends in the marketplace.
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to others and give advice based on their knowledge of economics.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Competence to employ math, statistics, and computer to analyze data.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Affirmative Action Officer
Bank Examiner
Bank Manager
Benefits Administrator
Campaign Manager
Claims Adjuster
Commodity Trader
Cost Estimator / Analyst
Credit Analyst
Employee Relations Representative
Equal Opportunity Officer
FBI / CIA Agent
Financial Analyst
Financial Services / Product Sales
Foreign Services Officer
Health Care Administrator
Health Policy Planner
Human Resource Specialist
Industrial Analyst
International Trade Specialist
Inventory Control Manager
Investment Analyst
Investment Counselor
Investment Find Manager
IRS Agent
Job Development Specialist
Labor Specialist
Legislative Assistant
Loan Officer
Management Trainee
Market Forecaster
Market Research Analyst
Personnel Manager
Policy Planner
Public Relations Specialist
Purchasing Manager
Rate Analyst
Systems Analyst
Tax Analyst
Tax Preparer
Technical Writer
Treasury Management Specialist
Urban Planner

For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Robert B. Willumstad School of Business
p - 516.877.4600

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