Career Development

Economics

When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College.  Discover more about the B.A. in Economics and  find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty

Want to find out more about a major?  Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being an Economics major at Purchase College. 

Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.

ACQUIRED SKILLS

  • Organized
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Analytical thinking
  • Aptitude for leadership
  • Aptitude for accuracy & detail
  • Ability to lead, supervise & direct others
  • Strong written & spoken communication
  • Ability to communicate ideas & concepts to others
  • Reading comprehension

CAREER TITLES

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bank Officer
  • Bank Teller
  • Bookkeeper
  • Branch Manager
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Economist
  • Educator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Insurance Agent
  • Investment Banker
  • Journalist
  • Labor Economist
  • Lawyer
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Public Administrator
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sales Rep
  • Securities Broker
  • Statistician
  • Store Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Underwriter

TYPES OF ORGAINZIATIONS THAT HIRE

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Retail Organizations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical  Companies
  • Private Companies
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Government Agencies

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS

www.aeaweb.org  - The American Economic Association
www.aeaweb.org/students/index.php - Careers in  Economics
www.nabe.com - National Association for Business Economics
www.aba.com - American Bankers Association
www.afajof.org - American Finance Association
www.epi.org -  Economic Policy Institute
www.careers-in-finance.com - Careers in finance
www.socialeconomics.org - Association for Social Economics
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS

www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.econcareers.com - Economics jobs
www.econ-jobs.com - Economics jobs
www.econjobs.org -  NABE Job Center
jobs.exonomist.com - Job listings through The Economist
www.careerbank.com - Accounting, Finance and Banking Career Network
www.efinancialcareers.com  - Search for finance jobs and banking careers
www.fjn.com - Financial Job Network
www.financialjobs.com - Finance and Accounting jobs
www.underwritingjobs.com - The Employment Site for Underwriters
www.brokeragejobs.com - Jobs in the financial industry
www.researchgate.net – Professional network for scientists/researchers and job search
www.aeaweb.org/joe/ - Job openings for Economists
www.financejobs.net – Jobs in Finance
www.fins.com – Career resource inFinance, Technology & Sales/Marketing.
www.streetid.com – Financial career matchmaking

BOOKS AVAILABLE AT CDC

  • Great Jobs for Business Majors
  • Job Opportunities for Business Majors
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Finance
  • Opportunities in Business Management Careers 
  • Opportunities in Banking Careers

 

Updated 11/13