What to Do With a Degree in Economics

Alternative Careers

Economics is the study of how individuals and organizations make choices regarding the manner in which they utilize available resources. These resources include intangibles such as time and talent, and tangible things such as money, labor, housing, equipment and supplies. When you earn a degree in economics you will leave school with skills that will make you very marketable in a variety of careers, in addition to the most obvious one, economist. These skills include reading comprehension, active listening and learning, science and math, critical thinking, decision making, research, and writing and speaking skills. Let's take a look at some occupations that are good choices for economics majors.

Financial Advisor

Financial Reporter

Management Consultant


Loan Officer


Stock Trader



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Administrative Services Manager

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