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B.S./B.A. in Economics: Career Outlook

Economics Degree Jobs: Competitive Salaries for In-Demand Positions

The online Bachelor’s in Economics degree from Eastern Oregon University will prepare you for professional opportunities in a dynamic field known for high salaries and in-demand careers. As a student, you’ll explore essential topics, including micro and macroeconomics, the economics of development and management concepts as you prepare for a variety of economics degree jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the professional field of economics is growing at an annual rate of 14 percent, which is much higher than the average industry growth rate. At this pace, thousands of new positions for economists alone are expected by 2029.

Economist

$108,350/YEAR

Economists help develop solutions to issues facing the economy by conducting and analyzing research. The majority of all economists in the United States are employed by government agencies.1

Policy Analyst

$59,504/YEAR

Policy analysts determine community needs to adjust and develop policies. These professionals typically work with government agencies and nonprofit organizations.2

Additional economics degree jobs for graduates:

  • Budget analyst
  • Actuary
  • Management analyst

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Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Handshake

Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.

Sources:

  1. Economists. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm#tab-1
  2. Average Policy Analyst Salary. Jan. 16, 2021. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Policy_Analyst/Salary