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After College

In which areas do people with a degree in Economics work? 

  • Government
  • International organizations
  • Foreign service
  • Nonprofit sector
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Businesses
  • Financial and banking sectors
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Research

What kind of jobs do people get with an undergraduate degree in Economics?

  • Actuary
  • Economic analyst
  • Credit and financial analyst
  • Financial managers
  • Trust officer
  • Market and survey researcher
  • Economic journalist
  • Secondary school teacher

What kind of jobs do people get with a graduate degree in Economics?

  • Economist
  • Comptroller
  • Legal consultant
  • Investment banker
  • Marketing manager
  • Market researcher
  • Management consultant
  • University professor

Which graduate majors do Economics majors usually pursue?

  • Economics
  • Business administration (MBA)
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • International relations
  • Public administration  

New Paltz Economics graduate school placements:

  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • London School of Economics
  • New York University
  • SUNY Binghamton
  • Bogazici University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sabanci University
  • University of London
  • University of Maastricht
  • Newcastle University

Recent New Paltz Economics graduates have been employed by:

  • Citibank
  • Deutsche bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Jerome Levy Forecasting Center
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group
  • Touradji Capital Management

What salaries do economists earn, and how do they compare to other majors?

Liberal Arts Degree Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
Economics $50,100 $98,600
Philosophy $39,900 $81,200
International Relations $40,900 $80,900
Political Science $40,800 $78,200
History $39,200 $71,000
Communications $38,100 $70,000
Geography $41,200 $65,500
English $38,000 $64,700
Anthropology $36,800 $61,500
Psychology $35,900 $60,400
Sociology $36,500 $58,200
Spanish $34,000 $53,100

Source: The Wall Street Journal