Economics offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations and solving budget problems.
Economics graduates are employed in
- Banking, manufacturing, insurance, retailing and economic research
- Local, state and federal government positions in regional planning and development, employment and labor force analysis, ecology, transportation and the regulation of industry
- Teaching economics in secondary schools*
Economics at the Moore School
- Explores how societies use resources to satisfy wants and needs
- Requires the business core as well as required and elective course work in economics
This major is a good fit if you
- Enjoy thinking about business from a theoretical, big-picture perspective
- Want to keep your options open for careers in a variety of business sectors
- Are interested in attending graduate or professional school
Why should you enroll?
- Economists can pursue careers in research, business and education
- Industry sectors in which economists frequently work include banking and finance, manufacturing, services, government and higher education
- Economists can perform a wide range of professional activities, including economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness analysis, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies and program analysis
*A master's or doctoral degree is generally required to teach in colleges or universities.