​​​Researcher

An economic researcher applies economic principles and data analysis to research economic problems and inform public and private decisions.

Employers:
Economic Research Service (ERS)
Federal Reserve Board
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Think Tanks (Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, etc.)
United States Government
Universities

Qualifications/Preferred Skills:
For an entry-level position, you may find a job in research with a bachelor's degree. However, advancement requires a PhD in economics. You must have statistical and analytical skills as well as advanced oral and written skills. Computer skills are also necessary.

National Average Salary-Economist:
$98,000

​References:
1http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=economist&l1=
2http://www.ers.usda.gov/about-ers.aspx
​3http://www.nber.org/jobs/nonnberjobs.html