Career Profiles: Economics

CSULB Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Economics is the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.  Economics addresses the allocation of limited resources such as land, capital, labor and raw materials.  As a discipline, it aims to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact.  Some economists work on public issues such as the control of inflation, business cycles, unemployment, wage, tax and tariff policies. Other economists collect, analyze, and interpret data on a wide variety of areas such as health, law, politics, religion, families, education, and crime.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Actuary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Buyer
  • Credit/Loan Officer
  • Economic Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Underwriter Trainee
  • Urban Planner

Where Employed:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations
  • Credit Unions
  • Education
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Research Centers/Think Tanks
  • U.S. Embassy

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