An economics major does not necessarily provide the training for any specific occupation; rather it supplies the skills—critical thinking, problem solving, technical and policy analysis, quantitative analysis (econometrics), fluency with spreadsheets—that are demanded by organizations in all sectors of the economy. This provides a breadth of opportunity for those willing to invest the resources in a well-designed job search.
The following websites are a good place to begin your search. The last two are specific to public sector and non-profit jobs.
Analyst / analytics
Data analysis / data management
Forecasting / estimation.
Financial firms / Investment banks / Banks
Economic and management consulting
McKinsey, Accenture, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group
Marketing / Advertising
Health care / Hospitals
Think tanks / Research assistant
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
How to prepare?
|Major||Average wage/hr||Wages for top 10%||Wages for bottom 10%|
|Computers & IT||$35.83||$56.37||$16.18|
|Source: Wall St Journal|