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Economics

In broad terms, economics is the study of mankind's efforts to obtain the goods and services required for survival, for reasonable comfort and, when possible, for affluence. It thus concerns itself with all the problems associated with society's struggle to survive and prosper in a world possessing limited productive resources coupled with seemingly unlimited human desires. Business administration shares with the discipline of economics some of the same conceptual concerns, but its focus is on the business firm and its well-being. Economics is a social science focusing on the economic well-being of society.


Career Opportunities

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Staff Training and Development Specialist
  • Public Relations Media Planner
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Retail Buyer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Management Consultant
  • Strategic Planner
  • Actuary
  • Business Administrator
  • Claims Examiner
  • Social Security Administration
  • Foreign Trade Analyst
  • Tax Auditor
  • Housing Development Aide
  • Budget Office Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Regional/Urban Planner
  • Financial Planner
  • Research Assistant
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Public Administrator
  • Cost Estimator
  • Design/Development

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Hiring Institutions

  • Consulting Firms
  • Banks and Investment Firms
  • Colleges/universities
  • Government
  • Telecommunications
  • International Agencies
  • Libraries
  • Data Processing Centers
  • Self-Employed/Consulting
  • Information Service Agencies
  • Military
  • Business & Industry
  • Research & Development
  • Professional & Technical Journals

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Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

National Association for Business Economists
American Economic Association
Econ Jobs
Economics Bulletin
Institute for International Economics
National Council on Economic Education
JOE - Job Openings for Economists