The careers open to an economics major wind throughout the business world and well beyond. The study of economics provides a solid foundation for success in a wide variety of careers—including business, government, law, education, and the nonprofit sector.

Expertise in economics also is valuable in journalism and other communication. Whether you're an econ major or not, you'll find that employers value the analytical skills you'll develop through the study of economics.

Here are just some of the possibilities.

Learn more about economics careers

The National Association of Business Economists provides valuable information for careers in business. The group's annual publication Careers in Business Economics is available online. It shows information about recommended training and salaries in business economics.

Also check into the wealth of information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The site informs you about training, qualifications, working conditions, job outlook, related occupations, and earning potential.

The CFA Institute Web site is the official Web site for Chartered Financial Analysts. The CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit association of investment professionals that awards the CFA and CIPM designations and promote the highest ethical standards offering a range of educational and academic opportunities online and around the world. Students in the financial analyst major should find useful information on the CFA Institute website.

The Inomics EconDirectory offers a wide range of information and links for those with an interest in economics—everything from job openings to economist jokes.