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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

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
Qualcare inc Workers compensation billing internship

Booz Allen Hamilton Commercial Health Consulting Intern

Small and Medium Business Corporation Business Analyst

Tiffany & Co IT Infrastructure Internship

Monarch Capital Group Investment Banking Intern

Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. Marketing/Communications Intern

Siemens Financial Services, Inc Administrative Functional Support

AM Best Summer Intern-Credit Rating Criteria

Simon Financial Group Financial Representative

Atelier Cologne Assistant Inventory Manager

Bottega Veneta Finance Intern

Colgate Palmolive Global Quality Intern

Emerald Financial Fall Intern

FanCred Community Leader

Gucci Gucci Buyer Intern, Women's Shoes

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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

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Economics
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

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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

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