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.