A degree in economics offers a variety of career options. In fact, economists can choose from a wide range of employers from government agencies to non-profit organizations to consulting firms and universities. This site is to help navigate through the different career paths/majors in economics.
Professional economists work in three basic areas: academics, business, and government. Undergraduates generally pursue training beyond their BS/BA in economics if they wish to become professional economists.
Academic Economists teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Entry into these positions typically requires a PhD.
Business Economists forecast and analyze various aspects of the economy or of particular markets.
Government Economists accumulate, interpret, and analyze national and international data in support of policy development.
Listed below are various career options for those pursuing a degree and/or further education in economics. Careers, job descriptions, and employers related to that career are mentioned as well. Note that not all possible employers are listed.