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

Accounting Net - Search an accounting and finance job database or browse featured accounting sites.

American Economic Association - A resource for publications and news regarding the association.

Careers-in-Finance.com - Site with jobs in finance 

Economics Careers - Offers links to economic-related job opportunities in business, government, and education as well as links to Economics Career Outlook, and Economics Careers and Salaries

Economists and Marketing Research Analysts

Explore Careers in Economics

List of Economic related links

National Association for Business Economics

Links to Think Tanks

Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World

National Political Index: Political Think Tanks

Political Science Resources Think Tanks

The 50 Most Influential Think Tanks in the United States

Think Tanks and N.G.O.'s - Index of international think tanks and research organizations.

Think Tanks and Research Institutes

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