What can I do with my degree in Economics?
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.
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.
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.
Plans, co-ordinates and manages market research projects, collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative information and communicating it to clients.
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.
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:
- Path to Employment
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs