Economics

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About this program

A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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Secondary School Teachers

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$67340
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
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Economics Professors

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$123720
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
$53560
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
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Economists

conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
$120880
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Survey Researchers

plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.
$66960
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
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