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 BoardNational Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Think Tanks (Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, etc.)United States GovernmentUniversities
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:$100,000