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 ORGANIZATIONS 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/ooh - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, growth forecasts & salary

JOB SEARCH LINKS
Career Development Center - 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.economist.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.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.streetid.com – Financial career matchmaking

Additional Resources Available at the CDC