Career Paths for Economics

Possible career paths in the field of economics include:

  • Accounting
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Consulting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Budget Analysis

Some specific job titles in the field of economics include:

  • Market, Pricing, Industry or Data Analyst
  • Project Administrator
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Sales, Marketing and Advertising Manager
  • Statistician
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Banking Executive
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Field Marketing Associate
  • State Policy Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Stockbroker
  • Policy Analyst

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Students interested in economics may be interested in becoming a securities, commodities and financial services sales agent.

National Quick Facts: Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
2015 Median Pay $71,550 per year
$34.40 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Moderate-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2014 341,500
Job Outlook, 2014-24 10% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 32,500

What They Do

Securities, commodities and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.

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