Career Opportunities For Economics Majors

The study of Economics provides an exceptional background for a career in business, government or research. Economics majors develop quantitative and analytic skills that are in strong demand and applicable to many well paying careers. In fact, a recent article in Forbes magazine article entitled “The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers” ranked Economics second from the top (computer science was #1) and found that 61.5% of Economics majors had at least one offer upon graduation!

What can I do with an Economics degree? Here are just a few of the many professional career paths open to our majors:

  • Research Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Financial Journalist
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Planner
  • Marketing Strategist
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • CIA Intelligence Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Demographer
  • Health Researcher
  • Stockbroker
  • Operations Manager
  • FBI Special Agent
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Loan Officer
  • Actuary
  • and much, much more!


Internships are a great way to further develop your skills and learn more about different career paths. The following links serve as a good place to start looking for internship opportunities.

Drop by the Economics Department today in Brewster A-427, or give us a call at (252) 328-6006 to discuss meeting with one of our advisors to get started!


A career in's more than you think