Economics (all forms)

Transferable Skills that Economic Majors Develop:
In addition to the specific subject matter that Economics majors learn, they acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter.  The following is a list of transferable skills that Economics majors develop:

Analyzing mathematically
Working with computers
Statistical and econometric analysis
Writing technically
Collaborating in teams
Thinking on feet
Speaking publicly  
Analyzing arguments critically 
Perseverance
Applying theory and concepts to economic events
Researching and investigating
Active listening
Advising regarding business issues
Preparing and writing reports
Learning actively

Possible job titles for Economics majors:
Administrator
Buyer
Controller
Credit Analyst
Director of Institutional Research
Economist
Environmental Planner
Insurance Agent
Investment Banker
Management Consultant
Marketing Manager
Professor
Teacher
Trade Specialist
Trust Officer

Types of employers:
Advertising Firms 
Analysis/Forecasting Companies 
Banks & Financial Institutions
Business & Industry 
Chambers of Commerce
Consumer Organizations
Educational Institutions 
Employment Agencies
Fund-Raising Firms
Government Agencies
Human Resources Departments
Insurance Companies
Labor Unions
Management Consulting Firms
Public Relations  & Marketing Firms 
Political Action Groups
Real Estate Firms
Research and Development Firms

Resources in the Career Development Library

Peterson's Job Opportunities for Business Majors

Visit the HSC Economics Department website or catalogue!

Other sources of information:  Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources.  Visit the Career Development Office early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields.  Ask at the Career Development Office for help locating Hampden-Sydney alums in career fields that interest you and set up informational interviews with them.  Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Surf the internet, keeping in mind that many colleges and universities have websites for their Career Centers and for each academic major.  Many of these sites include career and employment information as well as links to other useful websites. Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Economic Association

Economics Careers

Job Openings for Economists

National Association of Business Economists