On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Economics majors, skills Economics majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Economics program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Economics include:

  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Equity Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist

Career-Related Skills

  • Logic & Problem Solving: Economics majors use rigorous thinking, statistical inference and historical study to answer economic questions.
  • Understanding of Statistical Tables & Graphic Analysis: Economics students understand different theories and problems through graphic analysis. They learn to interpret information from graphs, diagrams, and statistical reports. A strong mathematical background is required.
  • Ability to Apply Theory: Through studying various schools of economic thought, majors learn to critically apply a broad range of analysis to current economic situations.

Career-Related Web Sites

Links to Think Tanks

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.