Students of economics gain insight into what motivates people to behave as they do and how different groups with different behaviors interact when they come together. The concepts and tools of analysis that economics students learn makes the degree valuable to employers. Employers know that economics majors are well-prepared to face the challenges of a dynamic world.
More than anything else, economists like to ask questions and seek to understand the world around them.
- Cost Analysis
- Foreign Trade Analysis
- Public Administration
- Transportation Management
- Urban Planning
Strategies: Become active in student government. Complete an internship in a government agency. Earn a graduate degree in economics, statistics, public administration, or related field for promotion and advancement. Become familiar with government hiring practices. Develop excellent computer, analytical, and quantitative skills.
Economic Market Research
- Research Analysis
Strategies: Supplement curriculum with courses in business, political science, research design, survey design, statistics, and computer science. Earn a graduate degree to obtain advanced research and consulting positions. Obtain experience in business research. Become a student member in related professional associations. Get involved in student or community organizations to develop leadership skills.
Banking and Finance
- Credit Lending
- Securities: Sales, Research
Strategies: Develop a solid background in business including finance, marketing, and accounting. Gain experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions in financial service firms. Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to work well with a diverse clientele. Become the financial officer or treasurer of a campus organization. Get involved with an investments club. Earn an MBA for positions in investment banking.
Strategies: Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills. Earn a business minor.Gain sales experience. Participate in campus organizations.
- Hospital Management
- Healthcare Analysis
Strategies: Earn a master's degree in public health or hospital administration. Gain experience in healthcare through internships.
Other Business Areas
- Buying and Purchasing
- Human Resources
Strategies: Gain related business experience through internships or jobs. Demonstrate enthusiasm and flexibility. Secure leadership positions in campus organizations.Earn a business minor. Obtain sales experience.
Strategies: Earn a Ph.D to teach in post-secondary institutions. Gain research experience by assisting a professor. Obtain certification for public school positions. Get experience working with young people. Develop strong public speaking skills.