Economics Career Options

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Economics is the study of rational decision-making in the face of scarcity. As such, an understanding of economics is helpful in any field where decisions are made. Thus, economics is useful in business, in politics, in international relations, in alleviating poverty and inequality, in managing our environmental resources, in promoting development, in managing our health care system, etc.

Economics is relevant for students hoping to find employment in a wide variety of fields. Some of the careers where a sound knowledge of economics is essential include the following:

  • Community and International Development
  • Business Management / Consulting
  • Bank Management
  • Political Consulting
  • Financial Analysis / Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Government Research / Analysis
  • NGO Management / Research
  • Law