Careers in Economics

An economics degree can give you the skills and abilities that many employers look highly upon including analytical abilities, thinking through a problem and communicating an effective solution, and the flexibility to change with the working environment. A degree in economics can lead to careers in law, government, nonprofit agencies, and business. Remember to start your job search early, and internships are always helpful. UM-Flint's Career Development Center can help you with many aspects of your job search.

The following is a sample of the career employment opportunities that someone with a degree in economics might consider. Also check out the American Economic Association's listing of careers in economics.


  • Commodities / Stock Broker
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Financial Analyst


  • Consultant (Management/Litigation)
  • Labor Trend Forecaster
  • Management trainee
  • Marketing Analyst/Sales
  • Public Relations/Media Planner


  • Benefits Analyst
  • Underwriting Trainee


  • Foreign Trade Analyst/Officer
  • Legislator's Assistant/Lobbyist
  • Regional/Urban Planner
  • Revenue Officer


  • Journalist/Columnist
  • Technical Writer

Human/Social Services

  • Higher Education Administration/Research
  • Teacher-Secondary/College

Some Post-Graduate Degrees Our Students Have Pursued

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Public Administration
  • Masters and Ph.D. in Economics
  • Law School
  • A wide variety of post-graduate degree opportunities are available to economics students!