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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Economics



Economics studies how individuals and groups choose among resources available to meet their needs. It explores how decisions are made regarding available resources, as well as analyzes problems that develop when making choices and policy issues that affect economic decisions. Areas of study include Micro and Macroeconomics, International Economics, Money and Banking, Labor Markets, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Economic History and Theory.

Economics graduates pursue careers in business, education, government, and the Nonprofit sector, and some pursue advanced degrees. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the Economics major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Actuary FBI/CIA Agent Market Research Analyst
Bank Financial Analyst Marketing/Sales Manager
Bank Examiner Financial Planner Mortgage Loan Officer
Bank Reserach Analyst Financial Researcher Product Manager
Benefits Administrator Health Policy Planner Project Coordinator
Claims Examiner Human Resource Administrator Property Manager
Collections Agent Insurance Agent Public Administrator
Commodities Analyst International Trade Specialist Purchasing Agent
Commodities Trader Investment Banker Real Estate Investor
Controller Investment Counselor Securities Broker
Cost Analyst Job Analyst Statistician
Credit Officer Job Developer Systems Analyst
Demographer Labor Relations Specialist Technical Writer
Economic Research Assistant Lawyer Underwriter
Economist Management Accountant .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Accounting Firms Economic Development Council Manufacturing Firms
Banks Economic Research Foundations Market research firms
Brokerage Houses Educational Institutions Personnel agencies
Business Journals / Publishers Import/Export Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Chambers of Commerce Insurance Companies Retail Stores
Collection Agencies Investment Firms Telecommunications Firms
Consulting Firms Labor Unions .


Government Agencies
CIA/FBI Department of Transportation Federal Trade Commission
Commerce Dept. Department of the Treasury General Services Administration
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Environmental Protection Agency Int'l. Trade Administration
Consumer Product Safety Commission Farm Credit Administration Internal Revenue Service
Department of Agriculture Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Personnel Management
Department of Labor Federal Reserve Bank Securities and Exchange Commission

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Economics
Organization Job Title
Sherwood Capitol Account Executive
Xerox Corporation Account Representative
Johnson & Johnson Accountant
Chemical Bank Assistant Auditor
Hahne's Assistant Buyer
Bankers Trust Audit Management Trainee
Federal Reserve Bank of NY Bank Examiner
Somerset Tire Service Branch Manager
Merrill Lynch Business Analyst
Crum & Forster Claims Trainee
Accenture Consulting Analyst
Nissan North America Consumer Affairs Specialist
General Services Administration Contract Specialist
Merrill Lynch Customer Service Rep
Dow Jones Database Technician
Vector Marketing District Manager
Citicorp Economic Research Assistant
NJR Energy Services Energy Analyst
Target Corporation Executive Team Leader
Prudential Finance Rotation Program
Hennion and Walsh Financial Advisor
Vanguard Group Financial Analyst
Lincoln Investment Planning Financial Planner
Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Global Corporate Finance Analyst
Merrill Lynch Investment Counselor Assistant
J & J Managed Care Analyst
Pulte Market Research Analyst
Sears Mortgage Corp. Mortgage Loan Officer
Citi Operations Analyst
Thompson McKinnon Securities Operations Trainee
Sopp America, Inc. Project Coordinator
Liberty Mutual Group Sales Analyst
Marriott Sales Assistant
Beneficial Data Processing Systems Programmer
CIT Group Sales Tax Analyst
Scottrade Stockbroker
Merrill Lynch Technology Analyst


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Economics
Organization Job Title
J.P. Morgan & Company Auditing Officer
First Fidelity Bank Service Manager
Jenkins & Jenkins (JD) Bankruptcy Attorney
Upsala College College Bursar
Visiting Nurse & Health Services (MBA) Controller
Selling Edge Creative Director
Equitable Life District Manager
J.P. Morgan Equity Derivatives Marketer
R.H. Macy & Co. Financial Analyst
J.P. Morgan Human Resources Representative
Prudential Bache Investment Research Associate
J & J Microprocessing Systems Analyst
Dow Jones (MA Journalism) News Writer
Chase Manhattan Pricing Officer
Bristol Myers Squibb (MS Economics) Product Manager
American Stock Exchange Product Manager
Ocean Federal Savings Real Estate Appraiser
Fitch Investor Service Security Analyst
Citibank (MBA) Senior Account Officer
MetLife (MBA) Senior Investment Analyst
GM Senior Programmer Analyst
Sherwin-Williams Store Manager
Merrill Lynch Training Consultant
Bell Atlantic (MBA) Video Service Manager

Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Boston University JD Law
Boston University PhD Economics
Duke University JD Law
George Washington University MA Int'l. Trade & Investment Policy
Johns Hopkins University MS Finance
Penn State University MD Medicine
Rutgers University MLER Labor and Employment Relations
Rutgers University MBA Accounting
Rutgers University MBA Economics
UMDNJ MD Medicine
University of California PhD Computer Science
Yale University PhD Economics

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