Careers In Economics To Consider

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Economics is the study of how people allocate limited resources and how these resources are priced. Economics is a social science that examines the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. 


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Students who study economics at a tertiary level not only deepen their understanding of finance, business, government, and law, they also thrive in these careers. 

Economics majors who want to pursue a career in finance might consider becoming a financial analyst, investment banker, budget analyst, or financial planner. These professionals help individuals manage personal finances and assist corporations with strategic investments. Economics majors who are interested in business might explore roles such as marketing manager, entrepreneur, human resources manager, or management consultant.

The following are some of the most popular career fields for economics majors:

  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Economists are trained to analyse data and solve problems, skills that are highly valued by employers.
  • Economics Research Assistant/Economist
  • Econometrics Specialist
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Market Research Analyst

A basic understanding of economics is necessary for anyone who wants to keep up with current events, make better financial decisions or become more involved in politics. Economics plays a role in every part of our lives and has a profound influence on society, from interest rates and taxes to the prices at the gas pump to whether we can afford to take a vacation this year or even buy groceries.

A degree in economics will give you a competitive edge in the job market.


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