Economics Career Information

Treasury Department

General Information:

An economics degree trains students to apply mathematical and scientific reasoning to the economic world. Professional economists utilize their skills in the business, legal, and governmental arenas. Economists research and evaluate data related to issues of monetary or production value. Areas explored include the labor market, natural and environmental resources, productive capital, final product markets, financial markets, and government interactions with production and consumption decisions. An economics student can use his or her degree as a basis for further education in fields such as economics, business, public policy and law, journalism, or social welfare. Students majoring in economics must have good command of mathematical reasoning, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.

Career Possibilities:

  • Financial Planner/Advisor
  • Business Manager
  • Business Journalist
  • Attorney
  • Government Administrator
  • Investment Banker
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Underwriter
  • Credit/Loan Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Sustainability Management

Colorado Statistics:

  • 2013 Annual median salary for Financial Analysts is $73,100; employment is expected to grow 25% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Financial Advisors is $70,600; employment is expected to grow 38% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Financial Advisors is $70,600; employment is expected to grow 38% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Cost Estimators is $58,300; employment is expected to grow 17% by 2020.
  • 2013 Annual median salary for Loan Officers is $67,900; employment is expected to grow 12% by 2020.

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