Career Opportunities in Economics

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ISU Economics majors receive training in Mathematics, Statistics, Humanities, other Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. Advanced courses in such areas as International Economics, Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Law and Economics, and Public Finance, provide the main structure of the program. Also, as a joint department with agricultural economics, our graduates have the added benefit of taking complementary courses related to the economics of Agriculture. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to a find a job. Some of these jobs may require education beyond a bachelors' degree. Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Federal, State, and Local Government
  • Private Industry
  • Research
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • International Affairs
  • Loan Officer
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Commodity Broker
  • Insurance
  • Law School
  • Graduate School
  • Self-employment
  • Personnel Management
  • Management Relations
  • Merchandising and Retailing
  • Regional Economic Development and Planning

Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services offers several services to help students find full-time jobs, internships and summer employment. These services include general career guidance and specific advice with writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for interviews and developing job search techniques and more.