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What Can I Do With a Major in Economics?

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Career Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Analyst
  • Activist
  • Actuary
  • Affirmative Action Representative
  • Alumni Affairs Director
  • Appraiser
  • Asset/Liability Manager
  • Assistant Controller
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Bank Officer
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Bond Trader
  • Broker
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Forecaster
  • Business Manager
  • Buyer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Chamber of Commerce Analyst
  • City Planner
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Claims Examiner
  • Commodities Trader
  • Community Development Planner
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Conciliator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Demographer
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Economic Geologist
  • Economics Teacher
  • Economist
  • Efficiency Expert
  • Entrepreneur
  • Equity Trader
  • Estate Planner
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Economist
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Reporter
  • Financial Risk Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Forensic Economist
  • Geographer
  • Government Administrator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Historical Researcher
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Housing Development Aide
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Import-Export Agent
  • Industrial Buyer
  • Industrial Economist
  • Industrial Labor Relations Director
  • Industrial Market Analyst
  • Industrial Transportation Specialist
  • Information Scientist
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • International Banking Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Investment Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Labor Arbitrator
  • Labor Economist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Labor Union Business Agent
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Litigation Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Manpower Planner
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mortgage Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Pension Funds Administrator
  • Personnel Manager
  • Political Campaign Organizer
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Professor
  • Property Manager  
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Opinion Pollster
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Rate Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Revenue Officer
  • Securities Analyst
  • Securities Broker
  • Securities Trader
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Design Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Economist
  • Tax Preparer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Trade Specialist
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Trust Officer
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner
  • Wage and Salary Administrator
  • Water Reclamation Specialist
  • Welfare Program Reviewer

Employers 
  • Accounting Firms
  • Advertising Firms
  • Banks
  • Brokerage Houses
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Business Journals / Publishers
  • Campaign Headquarters
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • CIA
  • City Hall
  • Civic and Taxpayer Associations
  • Collection Agencies
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consumer Organizations
  • Credit Unions
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Economic Development Council
  • Economic Research Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • FBI
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Hospitals/ Healthcare Agencies
  • Hotels, Resorts, Tourism Councils
  • Import/ Export Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • International Organizations
  • Investment Firms
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Lobbying Organizations
  • Local, State, Federal Government
  • Magazines, Newspapers
  • Market Research Firms
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Political Action Groups
  • Professional/ Technical Publications
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishers
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Research & Development Firms
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Trade Associations
  • Utility Companies

Skills
  • Ability to give advice on business
  • Ability to prepare and write reports
  • Ability to present/ summarize research findings
  • Ability to trace problems to their sources
  • Ability to work self-directedly
  • Active listening
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communicate results of analysis to economists and non-economists
  • Computer literacy
  • Critical thinking and quantitative analysis
  • Decision-making         
  • Designing projects
  • Explain complex concepts and theories to others
  • Forecasting and calculating
  • Gather and analyze data
  • Give investment advice
  • Illustrate reports with charts, tables, and graphs
  • Initiate projects or ideas
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Investigative skills
  • Knowledge of statistical computer programs
  • Manage time, energy, and resources effectively
  • Meet deadlines
  • Observe keenly and makes appropriate decisions
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Participate in team work effectively
  • Policy making
  • Possess a strong background in economics theory and econometrics
  • Possess proficiency for accurate details
  • Prepare reports
  • Presentation abilities
  • Research skills
  • Write clear and concise technical reports

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Economics (Business/Managerial) Bachelors Degree: $53,000

Average Salary of SNC Economics Graduate:

  • 2013: $40,000 - $50,000
  • 2012: $40,000 - $50,000
  • 2011: $35,001 - $45,000
For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.


Graduate Data 

To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Economics Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)


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