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Careers with an Economics degree

Economists are needed in sectors ranging from finance to NGO. Learn about what careers you could get with an Economics degree.

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CONTENTS

  1. What can you do with an Economics degree?

  2. Career options

  3. Who employs Economics graduates?

What can you do with an Economics degree?

When studying for an Economics degree, you’ll learn all about data analysis, economic theories such as micro and macroeconomics, modelling and much more. As a result, you’ll be highly attractive in the eyes of employers looking for skilled individuals to work in accountancy, finance, government, management and banking.

As well as this, you’ll develop transferable skills that will open the doors to careers in various industries and sectors. For example, organisations such as charities, tech companies and commercial businesses all need problem-solving employees, who have commercial awareness, are logical and are IT literate.

Career options

Economics graduates go into careers like:

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Compliance officer
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Financial consultant
  • Government policy advisor
  • Investment banker
  • Researcher
  • Risk analyst
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax consultant

Other potential opportunities include:

  • Local government officer
  • Management consultant
  • Policy officer
  • Quantity surveyor

Who employs Economics graduates?

Examples of employers looking for graduates with Economics skills:

  • Amazon
  • Bank of England
  • Civil Service
  • Google
  • Lloyds of London
  • Metro Bank
  • Microsoft
  • Standard Chartered Bank

If you go into research or teaching, typical employers include universities, research institutes, think tanks and schools.

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