Economics studies the principles guiding the best use of scarce resources.  Important topics in economics include consumer choice, the distribution of income, economic growth, inflation, and business cycles. Economics majors develop skills that are needed by virtually every type of business firm. Economists work as financial analysts, marketing analysts, management trainees, project managers, and consultants. An economics degree will also prepare you for a variety of positions with federal and state governments, with agencies such as the Federal Reserve, and with research and policy institutes. Law school admissions officers also look favorably on economics majors. Economics majors who plan to teach in colleges or universities will need to go to graduate school first. Please note that some careers below will require further education.

Related Career Titles:

Bank Manager
Budget Analysts
Insurance Underwriter
Loan Officer
Purchasing Managers
Real Estate Brokers

Related Economics Links:

American Economic Association
Comparative Economic Studies
Association for Evolutionary Economics
Association for Social Economics
National Association for Business Economics
National Council on Economic Education
National Economic Association

Where else can I find information?

USF B.A. or B.S. in Economics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*Net Online