What Can I Do with a Major in Economics?

Economics is the study of how we use our resources for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Economists study problems such as inflation and unemployment. They analyze social institutions, banks, the stock market, the government and they look at problems connected with labor negotiations, taxes, international trade, and urban and environmental issues.

Economics majors*:

  • use statistics
  • develop budgets
  • perform cost analyses and projections
  • preparing financial reports and statements

Recent Economics graduates work for private firms as forecast analysts, economic analysts, and investment bankers and advisers. Many Economics graduates go on to law school, where they may specialize in the economics of law. Others continue their economics study in graduate school so they can teach or consult in the field.

Career options for Economics graduates include**:
  • commodities/stock broker
  • credit accounting coordinator
  • pension funds administrator
  • international insurance broker
  • foundation administrator
  • foreign trade analyst

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*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Economics majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Economics majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.