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Economics is the study of how societies produce and exchange goods and services to satisfy material needs. Economists analyze the process of economic growth and identify policies that contribute to economic stability and progress. Students examine the sources of economic growth--how societies produce more of what they need. The major in economics is a good foundation for graduate studies in advanced economics, public policy, law, or business.
|Acquisitions Analyst||Human Resources Administrator|
|Actuary*||Internal Revenue Officer|
|Chamber of Commerce Analyst||Management Consultant|
|Civil Rights Analyst||Market Risk Analyst|
|Claims Investigator||Modeling Analyst|
|Client Service Analyst||Paralegal|
|Commodity Trader||Policy Analyst*|
|Consumer Loan officer||Professor*|
|Contract Specialists||Quantitative Analyst|
|Cost Analyst||Real Estate Agent*|
|Data Analytics Consultant||Research Assistant|
|Financial Analyst||Transportation Industrial Analyst|
|Foreign Service Officer|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Banks||Market Research Firms|
|Brokerage Companies||Microfinance Organizations|
|Consulting Firms||Private/Public Schools|
|Financial Services Firms||Real Estate Firms|
|Insurance Companies||Think Tanks|
|Investment Firms||Law Firms|
|Government Agencies, including: Law Firms, Federal Reserve, General Services Administration, Government Accountability Office, Economic Development Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Transportation|
These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.
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Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.
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