Business analysts analyze and find solutions to problems within a business. Using technology, they create models and processes to improve business functions.
Employers:AccentureHewlett-PackardIBMInfosysJ.P. MorganVarious tech and financial businesses
Qualifications/Preferred Skills:A bachelor's degree is required to become a business analyst. Many business analysts have previous business experience or advanced degrees, like an MBA. Business analysts have software or programming backgrounds, often through computer science degrees. They are analytical strategists and problem solvers. They also have strong programming skills.
National Average Salary:Starting: $66,000
How will your economics degree help in this field?The computer programming and analytical skills used by economics students are similar to those used by business analysts. Students who wish to pursue a minor or double major in computer science would be especially good fits for this career.