A degree in economics prepares graduates to study the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services and how these factors influence the lives of people worldwide. Many specialize in energy costs, business cycles, employment, housing, health care, and taxation. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to economics majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Lab in Lucina 220.
Actuary Auditor Business Manager Commodities Trader Compensation/Benefits Admin Consumer Goods Rep. Cost AnalystEconomist Financial Economist Financial Officer Financial Planner/Analyst Information ScientistLabor Economist Labor Relations Specialist Lawyer Loan OfficerManagement Consultant/Analyst Market Research Analyst Property Manager Real Estate Agent/Broker Retail Sales Manager Statistician Teacher Technical Writer UnderwriterUrban/Regional Planner
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6)Great Jobs for Economics Majors (OCC 61)Guide to America’s Federal Jobs (GOV 2)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Insurance Careers (OCC 116)Top Careers for Economics Graduates (OCC 61.5)
BSU Dept. of Economics: http://www.bsu.edu/economics/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org/Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.com Internships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comStreet of Walls: http://www.streetofwalls.com/bsu/Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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