What to do with your Economics degree?

Common career paths include:

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  • Economist
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Accountant
  • Economic researcher
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Actuary
  • Project Manager

Industries range from public sector over Start-Ups, NGOs, research institutes and any kind of international and national open market companies.

And what do Economists do?

  • Use economic theory to determine effects
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data
  • Test and advise on government policies and corporate strategy
  • Evaluate past and present issues and forecast future trends
  • Communicate their discoveries to many different stakeholders and decision makers, including senior management, government, the public, and the press

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An economics degree boosts your employability in many areas. There is strong demand for highly numerate graduates throughout the global labor market, and the widely transferable analytical and problem-solving skills developed during your studies means that careers are extremely wide diverse.

For the majority of economist careers, you’ll need to study economics at postgraduate level. As a professional economist, you’ll be researching and analyzing economic data, issues and trends, produce economic forecasts and reports to present to clients and to give policy or business strategy advice.

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