A major or minor in economics from Carthage can open the door to many professions. Economics majors develop a wide array of problem-solving skills. They learn how to identify the causes of why things are happening, which allows them to conduct “what-if” analyses. They do this through developing a strong modeling toolkit and using data analysis to inform their models and conclusions. These skills are in high demand in both business and policy analysis.

Careers in Economics

This list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.

  • Banking and Financial Services — Manager, Forecaster, Loan Officer, Analyst
  • Business — Financial Analyst, International Trade Specialist, Industry Analyst
  • Government — Foreign Service Officer, Budget Officer, Economic Planner, Policy Analyst
  • Human Services — Industrial Relations, Personnel Manager, Training
  • Insurance — Actuary, Benefits Analyst, Demographer, Statistician
  • Law — Attorney, Judicial Assistant, Lobbyist, Legislative Research Adviser
  • Teaching — High School Economics or Social Science Teacher
  • Continued Education — MBA, Law School, Graduate Program in Economics

Where Carthage economics majors work

  • Council of Economic Advisers
  • Minnesota Management and Budget
  • Sunstone Financial Group
  • Satori Energy
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Space Foundation
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • International Trade Center

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