(Source: American Economics Association)
way to think about career opportunities is to consider the level of
earnings typically found with different levels and kinds of education in
THE CORPORATE WORLD & THE MBA
economics majors pursue employment in the private sector. Graduates in
economics succeed in many occupations. Some students plan to earn the
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in time. Others find
employment with the BA is sufficient to fulfill their aspirations.
economists with BA degrees find employment as research associates with
economic consulting firms. Consultants advise firms on business
strategies, prepare economic evidence for court cases, and develop
analyses to influence public policy.
LAW AND OTHER PROFESSIONS
school is also a common destination for recent graduates in economics.
The careful reasoning in economics is a good fit for law and many
careers in the law influence significant economic decisions for firms.
GOVERNMENT AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS
students enter government service or choose jobs with non-profit
entities. Governments at every level hire economists for their facility
with statistics and analysis.
PROFESSORS, TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS OF ECONOMICS
graduates in economics are interested in academic careers. They are
drawn by the love of the study of economics and the prospect of teaching
and writing about economics as a career.
See the American Economics Association website for more information on Careers in Economics.