Economics Major

If you are analytical and interested in business and how markets function, you may want to consider a bachelor’s degree in economics. Economics career paths include government roles, jobs in large, multi-national corporations, and even positions in small start-ups.

HelloCollege works one-on-one with college-bound students to discover their occupational interests. Our college major exploration services can help you better understand the many economics career options so you can, in turn, evaluate potential college and university programs before applying for admission.

Popular Jobs You Can Get With an Economics Degree 

There are many potential career paths you can take after earning a degree in economics. Some graduates choose to work in traditional roles, while others pursue research-focused positions.

Possible career paths for economics majors include:

  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Environmental Economist
  • Statistician
  • Researcher
  • Business Analyst
  • Underwriter
  • Data Scientist
  • Economic Consultant
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Policy Analyst

There are many jobs available for people with an economics degree. This economics careers list includes some of the most popular options, but there are myriad other economics careers you could pursue.

Tailor Your Coursework to Your Career Interests

If you major in economics, you will not necessarily complete the same courses as other students. Working with a college advisor, you have the ability to choose classes that focus on one or more specific areas that interest you most. Specializing within the degree program can improve your chances of finding a job in your chosen area.

With thousands of colleges and universities offering undergraduate economics degrees, there are many options for choosing a concentration. Some of the common specialty areas include:

  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Development Economics
  • International Development Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economics with a Data Science Specialization
  • Labor Economics
  • Science Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Information Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economic History
  • Macroeconomics

Not all of these options will be available at every college. However, some institutions offer specialties not listed here. If you have a particular economics concentration interest, it is important to understand whether the schools you are considering offer coursework in that area.

Let HelloCollege Help You Explore Your Interest in Economics

There are many factors to consider when you evaluate colleges and universities. If you have a particular career interest, it’s important to narrow the search to schools that can best help you achieve those goals.

With a HelloCollege college advisor on your side, you can benefit from individualized college major exploration services. Our team will journey with you as you explore the world of economics — or any other major field of study. The resulting information can help you make more confident decisions about college and your future.

Ready to learn more? Contact HelloCollege today to discover your perfect college fit!

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