Economics

Economics is the study of how households, businesses and societies make sound decisions in a world of scarcity. It explains the behavior of prices of individual products and also the determinants of inflation, unemployment, economic stability and growth. Utilizing other social sciences and mathematics, it provides an organized way of formulating issues and choosing among alternatives available to individuals, firms and societies. As a result, economics is widely recognized as a solid background for many jobs and professions in business, government, and the law.

Visit the US Department of Labor's O*NET Resource Center, the nation's primary source of career information, to learn important information such as work related skills, abilities, wages and employment trends about the following careers that Economics majors may pursue:

  • Bank Officer
  • Bond Trader
  • Business Forecaster
  • Business Manager
  • Chamber of Commerce Analyst
  • Commodities Trader
  • Commodity-Industry Analyst
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Consumer Goods Manufacture Representative
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst/Loan Officer
  • Demographer
  • Economist
  • Efficiency Expert
  • Entrepreneur
  • Federal/State Government Employee
  • Financial Economist
  • Financial Officer
  • Financial Planner/Analyst
  • Financial Reporter
  • Government Administrator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Industrial Economist
  • Industrial Transport Specialist
  • Industrial/Institutional Buyer
  • Information Scientist
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Insurance Salesperson
  • Intelligence Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Labor Economist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Litigation Analyst
  • Management Consultant/Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Politician
  • Populations Studies Analyst
  • Private Researcher/Consultant
  • Property Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Purser
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Securities Salesperson
  • Securities Trader
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Wage/Salary Administrator