Department of Economics & Finance

Economics Career Opportunities

Areas Employers Strategies
  • Research & Forecasting
  • Economic Advising
  • Teaching: primary secondary schools, colleges or private schools
  • Financial Institutions
  • Trade/labor organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Insurance Companies
  • Plan on graduate degree for advancement
  • Take more math and statistics courses
  • Develop ability to think in theoretical terms and apply to practical situations
  • Gain experience through an internship

Economics with Strong Background in Statistics:

Areas Employers Strategies
  • Analysis/Research
  • Surveys
  • Quality Assurance
  • Actuarial
  • Government agencies
  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Other Financial Institutions
  • Health care organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Actuaries
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of computers
  • Take courses in marketing and finance
  • Consider co-op program or internship

The U.S. Department of Labor maintains a web site with a wealth of information on occupations of all kinds.

South-Western has a site that includes many definitions that you may need to know about economics:
Becoming an Economics Major - What you need before you take the plunge