Why Economics?

What is Economics?

Economics is:

  • Advising government on environmental issues
  • Developing a financial plan for an investor
  • Evaluating tax policies for Congress
  • Forecasting financial activity
  • Developing the skills to solve a wide range of real-world problems
  • A major that prepares YOU for a successful career

Why Study Economics?

Study Economics because:

  • One of the highest paid professions
  • Growing job opportunities
  • Career advancement
  • Marketability
  • Flexible curriculum
  • Excellent training for graduate school

Skills and Abilities

An economics major develops a wide range of skills that allows students to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment.  The skills and abilities include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Research and analysis
  • Communication skills

Possible Careers

  • Actuary
  • Credit Analyst
  • Labor Relations Analyst
  • Production Manager
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Lawyer
  • Professor
  • Appraiser 
  • Environmental Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sales Forecaster
  • Bank Officer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Management Trainee
  • Securities Analyst
  • Commodities Broker
  • International Banker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Tax Auditor

For more information about economics careers and career outlooks for economists, visit the National Association for Business Economists.