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A Major in Economics

Description of Major 

This major educates students about how society manages the production, distribution, and consumption of scarce resources, goods and services.           

For more information on studying Economics:  click here 

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, education, government, and law. A variety of jobs are available for economics graduates, including:

Account Executive Industry Analyst
Accountant  Investment Banker
Actuary IRS Agent 
Appraiser Labor Relations Specialist
Auditor  Manager 
Bank Officer Market Research Analyst 
Budget Analyst Merger/Acquisition Associate
Business Manager Mortgage Lender
Buyer  Mutual Fund Representative 
CIA Officer Operations Manager
Claims Adjuster  Political Scientist 
Commercial Lender Professor 
Consumer Researcher Property Manager
Controller  Purchasing Planner 
Credit Analyst  Regional Economist 
Credit/Loan Officer Risk Analyst 
Economic Historian Sales Forecaster 
Economics Teacher Securities Analyst 
Economist Senior Loan Officer
Employment Researcher Social Welfare Researcher
Entrepreneur  Statistician
Financial Analyst Systems Analyst 
Financial Planner  Tax Preparer 
  Trust Officer
  Urban Planner    

Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree. 

Additional Links

National Economic Association 

National Association of Business Economics

National Council on Economic Education

UC McMicken College of Arts & Sciences