Economics


Economics

So you hear people talking about the economy all the time, and you’ve figured out that all this nonsense boils down to how things are going money-wise, right? Yes and no. Economics is a pretty complicated field that involves cost of production of goods and services, inflation rates, taxes and exchange rates.

Is This Major Right for You?

Do You Like These Things?

You’ll take classes that sound the same but definitely aren’t, like microeconomics and macroeconomics. Then there’s plenty of math and statistics to take alongside sampling classes, computer science classes and history classes.

Do You Have These Skills?

Economics majors are good communicators. They’re dealing with some complicated stuff. They reason they have a major is because no one else understands any of it without an Economist interpreting everything for them.

Who Shouldn't Pick This Major

If you get confused when trying to balance your checkbook, or if giving correct change is a mental challenge for you, the complexities of Economics will drive you mad.

Is This What You Want After Graduation?

What You'll Learn

You’ll take classes that sound the same but definitely aren’t, like microeconomics and macroeconomics. Then there’s plenty of math and statistics to take alongside sampling classes, computer science classes and history classes.

Jobs You Might Get

The economy is a big animal, which means there are several aspects you can zero in on for your career. Some Economy majors end up as Industrial Economists – they work in a particular industry, say the dog grooming business and analyze all the dog grooming businesses out there. International Economists would keep up with all the international exchange rates of money and international policies that can impact world commerce. Many Economics majors work for private businesses or consulting firms, while others get jobs with the government.

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Your high school might offer a course in Economics – take it. Then see if your community college has any summer classes in Economics. You’ll learn in a hurry if this is a field that really interests you.

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Economics majors should find an opportunity to help out with a survey – any survey. The experience you’ll gain gathering and then analyzing data will be invaluable to you.