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Career Path

The careers that actively seek economics training include, but are not limited to, (see the University Career Services Center for a more detailed list).

  • Business, Banking, and Finance
  • Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Federal Reserve Public Finance
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • International Trade
  • Marketing and Retail
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate and Urban Planning
  • Law
  • Graduate School in Economics
  • Applied Master in Economics and Ph.D.


Keep in mind that the best paying jobs are the ones requiring the most quantitative skills, so math and statistics courses will be more important for those types of jobs. Consider this when deciding between a BA and BS and when choosing a minor. Also, with the increasing use of computers and data collection, data management and analysis will continually be of relative greater demand and having good quantitative skills will make you more competitive for these jobs. It is important that you talk to professionals, professors, read the news and search about different careers, industries and professions so that you make the right choice for yourself.