Economics is the study of the production and distribution of goods, services, and natural resources. Economists collect data and create models to explain trends that help make accurate predictions for the future. Graduates can expect to find career opportunities in fields such as business, politics, education, and research. These careers include:

  • Economists
  • Financial Analysts, Advisors
  • Loan Officers
  • Environmental Economists
  • Political Economists
  • Statisticians
  • Research Economists
  • Professors, Instructors

Many of these careers will require a bachelor's degree, though some positions will require a master's degree. It is important that students identify their interests early and work with their advisors to make sure they are on the right path.

For more information on these careers, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.