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Economics

What can I do with this major?

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Area

Employer


Government

 
  • Cost Analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign Trade Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Transportation Management
  • Urban Planning
  • Government departments involved in agriculture, business, finance, labor, transportation, urban economics, and international trade including: USDA, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the United Nations, and the General Accounting Office

Economic Market Research

 
  • Research Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Market research firms
  • Consumer goods manufacturing firms
  • Business firms
  • Consulting firms

Banking and Finance

 
  • Credit Lending
  • Operations
  • Systems
  • Trusts
  • Securities
  • Sales
  • Research
  • Commercial banks
  • Regional banks
  • Savings and loan associations
  • National and regional brokerage firms
  • Discount brokerage houses

Insurance

 
  • Underwriting
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Claims
  • Insurance firms

Healthcare

 
  • Hospital Management
  • Healthcare Analysis
  • Private (LLC) corporations
  • US Department of Health
  • Hospitals
  • Health Maintenance Organizations

Other Business Areas

 
  • Management
  • Buying and Purchasing
  • Human Resources
  • Hospitality
  • Sales
  • Department, grocery, drug, specialty, and variety store chains
  • Hotels, resorts, and tourism councils
  • Restaurants
  • Large corporations

Teaching

 
  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary public and private schools

General Information and Strategies

  • Choose a career focus and structure curricular and extra-curricular activities to achieve goals.
  • 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.
  • Develop an excellent background in research, statistics, and computers.
  • Earn a graduate degree in economics, business, or other related fields for increased marketability.
  • Do informational interviewing with professionals to learn more about fields of interest.