Are you interested in identifying the wide range of individual and social problems that arise out of the conflict between the demand for goods and services and a limited supply of resources for satisfying those demands? If so, then a degree in Economics might be for you. A degree in Economics provides the fundamental building blocks for many careers.

Career Options in Economics

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options Economics graduates have and what potential careers an Economics degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with Economics than others.

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Commodity Analyst/Trader
  • Compensation Coordinator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Consumer Credit Manager
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit/ Loan Administrator
  • Demographer
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Researcher
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Government Economist
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Historical Researcher
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Institutional Researcher
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Investment Counsellor
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Planner
  • Policy Advisor
  • Professor
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Researcher
  • Securities Broker
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Tax Economist
  • Teacher
  • Transportation Planner
  • Underwriter

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.