Careers for Economics Degrees Graduates

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.

Common job titles

  • Actuary
  • Budget analyst
  • College professor
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Operations research analyst
  • Political scientist
  • Statistician
  • Survey researcher

Job outlook data

Economists held around 22,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of economists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Organizations in many industries rely on economic analysis to analyze and forecast business, sales and other economic trends. As the global economy expands and additional financial regulations come into play, the demand for economists will grow.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of economics majors are:

  • Federal government
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Scientific research and development services
  • State and local government
  • Finance and insurance

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Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Economists.

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