Economics is the art of trying to satisfy infinite needs with limited resources." Albert Camus
"Practical men...are usually the slaves of some defunct economist." John Maynard Keynes
Economics is the study of how effectively society meets its human and material needs. It provides a logical, ordered way of looking a various problems. It draws upon history, philosophy, and mathematics to deal with subjects ranging from how an individual household or business can make sound decisions, to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, and environmental decay. As a result, economics is widely recognized as a solid background for many jobs and professions in business, government, and the law. Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate as much to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills as your specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an Economics major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
Related Career Titles for Economics Majors
|Actuary||Auditor||Bank Officer||Bond Trader|
|Business Forecaster||Business Manager||Chamber of Commerce Analyst||Commodities Trader|
|Commodity-Industry Analyst||Compensation/Benefits Administrator||Consultant||Consumer Affairs Director|
|Consumer Goods Manufacturers Representative||Cost Analyst||Credit Analyst||Credit/Loan Officer|
|Estate Planner||Financial Economist||Financial Officer||Financial Planner/Analyst|
|Financial Reporter||Government Administrator||Healthcare Administrator||Hospitality Manager|
|Industrial Economist||Information Scientist||Industrial/Institutional Buyer||Industrial Transportation Specialist|
|Institutional Research Director||Insurance Salesperson||Intelligence Agent||International Trade Specialist|
|Journalist||Labor Economist||Labor Relations Specialist||Lawyer|
|Litigation Analyst||Market Research Analyst||Management Consultant/Analyst||Politician|
|Populations Studies Analyst||Property Manager||Public Administrator/Manager||Public Utilities Manager|
|Purser||Real Estate Agent/Broker||Retail Sales Manager||Securities Salesperson/Broker|
|Securities Trader||Statistician||Teacher||Technical Writer|
|Transportation Specialist||Treasury Management Specialist||Underwriter||Urban/Regional Planner|
|Wage and Salary Administrator|
ECONOMICS WEB SITES:
American Economic Association - Job Openings for Economists is provided jointly by the American Economic Association and the Economics Department of the University of Texas at Austin.
American Statistical Association - A comprehensive introduction to careers as a statistician from The American Statistical Association.
Careers in Economics - Careers in Business is designed to help you find a satisfying job in the business world. Whether you're angling for a fast track investment banking job or a fulfilling non-profit career, you'll find what you're looking for here. -- Check this out!
Economists and Marketing Research Analysts (Occupational Outlook Handbook) - Excellent career descriptions from the premier federal career information site. Don't miss this one!
Economic Development - From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Economics Links - An interesting compilation of links from Duke University including related Professional Associations, research resources, government organizations and interesting facts.
Executive, Administrative, and Managerial Occupations - A diverse list of career descriptions compiled by the US Department of Labor.
MegaLinks: Economics - The science of how people produce goods and services, and how these goods and services are distributed and used. This site is a good introduction for novices in this field. Includes helpful career explanations.
Resources for Economists on the Internet - This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists 1,236 resources in 69 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described.