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Listed below are examples of jobs Economics majors might choose to pursue upon graduation. Some of them, such as college professor, will require additional education or training beyond the bachelor's degree:

Banking and Financial Services
  • Bank Management
  • Loan Officer
  • Bank Examiner
  • Commodities/Stock Broker
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Credit Accounting Coordinator
  • Securities Analyst
  • Pension Funds Administrator
  • Portfolio Administrator
  • Commercial Credit Analyst
Government
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Regional/Urban Planner
  • Elected Official
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Social Security Administrator
  • Cost Analyst
  • Tax Administrator
  • Budget Officer
  • Lobbyist
Insurance
  • Underwriter
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Sales Representative
Communications
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist/Columnist
Human Services
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Foundation Administrator
  • Attorney
Business
  • Management Trainee
  • Sales Representative
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Market Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Systems Evaluator
  • Customer Account Representative
  • Retail Manager
  • Forecaster
  • Contract Administrator
  • Researcher
  • Service Representative
  • Technical Representative
  • Consultant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst

The list below shows the median average salary and jobs often obtained by Economics majors after graduation*

  • Retail Store Manager $51,500
  • Office Manager $44,300
  • Data Analyst $55,300
  • Personal Financial Advisor $104,000
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant $98,600
  • Information Technology (IT) Manager $87,500
  • Account Manager Sales $80,700
  • Administrative Assistant $34,100
  • Market Research Analyst $47,900
  • Economist $79,100
  • Vice President (VP), Operations $136,000
  • Associate - Investment Banking $115,000
  • Business Analyst (Computer Software/Hardware/Systems) $71,400
  • Executive Assistant $47,700
  • Customer Service Representative (CSR) $34,200
  • Marketing Manager $68,600
  • Financial Analyst $54,100
  • Accountant $45,900
  • Controller (Financial) $84,100
  • Operations Manager $70,600
  • Financial Analyst, Corporate $63,400
  • Project Manager, IT $94,700
  • Consultant, Business Process/Management $104,000
  • Personal Banker $37,600
  • Business Analyst, Finance/Banking $65,900
  • Research Analyst, Financial $85,500
  • Underwriter $63,200
  • Management Consultant $124,000
  • Project Manager, Construction $86,000
  • Credit Analyst, Banking $46,700
  • Branch Manager, Banking $58,500
  • Regional Sales Manager $104,000

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*Methodology:

- All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States.
- Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from   any college.
- Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that   job.
- Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if   applicable.
- Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and   may not represent all individuals in these categories.