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What can I do with my degree in Economics?

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Careers where an Economics degree may be useful

An Economics degree may be useful in the following career areas because the skills it develops are likely to be important to do these jobs.

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Insurance Underwriter

Underwriters analyse risks and make decisions on whether or not to accept applications for insurance cover, and on what terms, with the aim of minimising the risk to their company and helping it to make a profit.

Job profile of an insurance underwriter from the Prospects website
Job profile of an insurance underwriter from the TARGET Jobs website
Discover Risk – Chartered Insurance Institute website

Management Consultant

A management consultant provides advice to organisations that require specialist expertise or an objective external perspective on their business, aiming to improve the organisation's position or profile by helping to solve problems, manage change and improve efficiency.

Job profile of a management consultant from the Prospects website
Job profile of a management consultant from the TARGET Jobs website
Inside Careers: management consultancy

Market Researcher

Plans, co-ordinates and manages market research projects, collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative information and communicating it to clients.

Job profile of a market researcher from the Prospects website
Job profile of a market researcher from the TARGET Jobs website
The Market Research Society

Retail Merchandiser

Retail merchandisers maximise stores’ profitability by predicting and monitoring sales trends and accurately controlling stock levels. Their work aims to ensure that the right amount of goods are available to customers and that they are being sold at the right price.

Job profile of a retail merchandiser from the Prospects website
Job profile of a retail merchandiser from the TARGET Jobs website

Risk Manager

Risk managers are responsible for managing risks (including security, information, political and social risks) to an organisation and its employees, customers, reputation and stakeholders. They identify and assess threats, put plans in place for if things go wrong and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.

Job profile of a risk manager from the Prospects website
I Want to Work In: Risk

 

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of Economics. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019