UMD Economics Graduates Are Prepared For And Have Been Employed In:
Finance (stock brokers, credit analysts, loan officers, research analysts)
Insurance (credit analysts, research analysts)
Real Estate (real estate appraisers, credit analysts, research analysts)
Management positions in business
High school teaching
Public policy and government employment on federal, state, and local levels
Opportunities For Economics Students In Further Education Include:
Law school (J.D. degree)
Graduate business school (M.B.A. degree)
M.S. degrees in accounting, business, or finance
Master's degree in public policy
Master's degree and Ph.D. in economics
A Doctoral degree is most useful for advanced research and policy making positions with independent agencies. Students who wish to pursue a professional career in economics should plan to attend graduate school. For admission to graduate programs in Economics, students should be willing to take Calculus 1 & 2, follow the curriculum of the honors major in economics, and discuss their plans with faculty advisors.
Additional Opportunities For Economics students Include:
Computer And Data Processing Services
Financial Analysts And Personal Financial Advisors
Loan Counselors And Officers
Management And Public Relations Services
Purchasing Managers, Buyers, And Purchasing Agents
State And Local Government, Except Education And Health
Teachers-Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, And Secondary
Urban And Regional Planners
For information on careers in business economics, contact:
National Association for Business Economics, 1233 20th St. NW., Suite 505, Washington, DC 20036. Click here for its Internet site.
For information about careers and salaries in market and survey research, contact:
Marketing Research Association, 1344 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 306, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0230. Click here for its Internet site.
Council of American Survey Research Organizations, 3 Upper Devon, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. Click here for its Internet site.
Information on obtaining a position as an economist with the Federal Government is available from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) through a telephone-based system. Consult your telephone directory under U.S. Government for a local number or call (912) 757-3000; Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339. The first number is not tollfree, and charges may result. Information also is available from the OPM Internet site.