The Economics Department

Careers in Economics

Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in business are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. Using theoretical models or empirical data, they evaluate programs, study human behavior, and explain social phenomena. Their contributions inform everything from public policy to household decisions.

More career exploration resources can be found below. 

Current Students: Explore Careers through Vick Venter for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling and prepare for your job and internship search with Liberal Arts Career Services.

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Median SalarySee more about Labor Market Outcomes on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's website and on the American Economic Association's website.

Seek UT: Discover the earnings potential of different majors by exploring data from recent graduates.