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What different career paths can an economics major pursue?

I am interested in majoring in economics because I am interested in the field of business and was wondering what potential careers could build off of this degree. #business #career #economics #degree

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Chris’s Answer

I majored in Economics and when I left university I really didn't know what I wanted to do! I started as a Demand Forecaster, and moved into Material Purchasing, Production Scheduling, and Capacity Planning. I built a strong Supply Chain career base with a broad set of skills before moving into team leadership and managerial/directors roles. I have worked in varying industries from jewelry, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, and engineering.

So to answer the question.......... Economics is a great major. It is a great topic to study and understand (not just for a career, but for your personal life too!), and employers see it as a tough degree which demonstrates your ability to learn and develop yourself. It is broad enough to open up different career paths and many industry segments.
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Ken’s Answer

Hi Amy!


You are asking about a very interesting and important area. Here are some answers to consider:


http://www.onedayonejob.com/majors/economics/
http://economics.gmu.edu/careers
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-an-Economist


Hope these help! Best of luck. Please keep me posted. I would like to follow you progress!

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Wailan’s Answer

An economics degree provides a great educational foundation and can open up many opportunities. In my experience, I have seen individuals enter into Finance, Consulting, and Banking. If you would like to be more targeted, I'd encourage you to explore concentrations or minors as well.
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Christian’s Answer

Economics is a very rewarding field as you'll learn fundamental pillars of business such as market trend, supply and demand, and international Economics. However, to pursue a career in Economics, you must strengthen your profile in Statistics and Econometrics, as you will spend a lot of time researching and creating models. In terms of job roles, you can look at your Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development council for your City or State, or branch of into other areas such as Finance or Business.
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