The degree in Economics helps students to develop a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems.
With this degree, an individual uses elements of history, philosophy, and mathematics in the daily dealings of real life.
Also, students develop the necessary skills to pursue graduate studies or to go to law school.
THREE GENERAL TYPES OF ECONOMISTS
Additionally . . . There are also lucrative futures for individuals interested in:
The primary occupations of economists with a B.A. are concentrated in executive or administrative, sales, and professional specialties.
WHAT STATISTICS SAY
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2010-11 job outlook for economics is growth that is slower than average (projected 8% until 2018)for all occupations.
The median wage is listed as $83.5k, and the federal goverment states that the annual average salary for economists is $108k.
AKRON, OH* Financial Analyst I
Compiles and analyzes financial information for an organization. Develops integrated revenue/expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations. Creates and analyzes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and ensures financial information has been recorded accurately. Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management. Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts. Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
*http://swz.salary.com March, 2010
WHERE ECONOMICS MAJORS EVENTUALLY WORK
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Ph.D. in Economics
Ph.D. in Business
SPECIFIC JOB TITLES
Mkt./Survey Research Analyst
Personal Financial Adviser
Real Estate Agent
FAMOUS ECONOMICS MAJORS
George H.W. Bush, Former U.S. President (Yale)
Ronald Reagan, Former U.S. President (Eureka College)
Ted Turner, CNN, Atlanta Braves/Hawks (Brown)
Sandra Day-O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Stanford)
Lenny Wilkens, NBA Coach/Hall of Famer (Providence College)
Alex Keaton, TV sitcom character (mythical Leland College)
Tiger Woods, Golfer (Stanford)
Cate Blanchett, Actress (Melbourne University)
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