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Economics

Longwood Economic majors learn appropriate decision making skills in a wide variety of employment situations. Majors, upon graduation, have three choices of fields to go into as Economic majors including: academics, private business, and government. Academic economists can either teach or conduct research for colleges and universities, though other fields such as text book writing and consulting for private businesses, government, and legal professionals are options as well. Business economists are recruited by business firms of all sizes, such as local companies to large corporations. The Longwood Economics program prepares majors for a competitive job market in areas like marketing, management, and finance. Government economists remain at the forefront of government policy analysis. Economists now have opportunities that were once reserved for political science majors and lawyers. The government has job opportunities in every agency. State and local governments are also asking economists for input on urban issues including growth, zoning, and taxation.

Mick Jagger, Economist major- "It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."

Career Fields associated with Economics Majors:

  • Actuary Demographer
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Auditor Economist
  • Insurance Salesperson
  • Bank Officer
  • Efficiency Expert
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Bond Trader
  • Entrepreneur
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Business Forecaster
  • Estate Planner
  • Journalist
  • Business Manager
  • Financial Economist
  • Labor Economist
  • Chamber of Commerce Analyst
  • Financial Officer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Commodities Trader
  • Financial Planner/Analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Commodity-Industry Analyst
  • Financial Reporter
  • Litigation Analyst
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Government Administrator Management Consultant/Analyst
  • Consultant Healthcare Administrator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Politician
  • Consumer Goods Manufacturers Rep
  • Industrial Economist
  • Populations Studies Analyst
  • Cost Analyst
  • Industrial Transportation Specialist
  • Property Manager
  • Credit Analyst / Loan Officer
  • Industrial/Institutional Buyer
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Purser
  • Securities Trader Underwriter
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • Statistician
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Teacher
  • Wage and Salary Administrator
  • Securities Salesperson/Broker
  • Technical Writer
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Information Scientist
 

Related Skills:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Active listening
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Critical thinking
  • Active learning
  • Different learning strategies
  • Ability to give advice on business
  • Computer literacy
  • Research skills
  • Investigative skills
  • Ability to prepare & write reports

Personal attributes associated with Economics:

  • Ability to adjust to frequent changes
  • Enjoy research
  • Detail-oriented
  • Interest in economic and fiscal trends
  • Objective, resourceful, curious and achievement oriented
  • Possess perseverance and patience
  • Efficient
  • Independent
  • Enthusiastic
  • Conscientious
  • Social boldness
  • Practical
  • Logical thinking
  • Self-assurance
  • Compulsive
  • Intuitive
  • Charisma
  • Achievement
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Recognition and appreciation from others
  • Skill with numbers
  • Analytical thinking
  • Capacity for precision, detail, order
  • Ability to frame inquiry and respond objectively
  • Patience
  • Integrity
  • Thoroughness
  • Imagination

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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.