Division of Arts & Sciences

Careers in Economics

Description of the Field

Economics graduates find opportunities in a wide variety of careers in business, banking, finance, higher education, government and non-profit sectors and our highly sought after for graduate and law school. Skills in verbal, mathematical and written communication, logic, problem solving and critical thinking, are some of the most sought after characteristics employers look for when hiring. While a degree in Economics studies provides the foundation for successful careers in a variety of professions, it is also important for students in this major to actively develop particular career goals and work with faculty advisors to take advantage of internships, special course offerings, and volunteer opportunities to prepare themselves for particular professions.)

Sample Careers in Economics (links to O*Net Online)

Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Financial Analyst
Business Intelligence Analysts
Personal Financial Advisors
Management Analysts
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
Marketing Managers
Banking Credit Analyst
Investment Fund Managers
Securities and Commodities Traders
Financial Examiners 

Economics at Columbus State

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