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Exploring Careers in Economics

Students who become excited about their economics course and consider continuing their study of economics after high school may lose their enthusiasm when someone asks them the perennial question, what are you going to do with an economics major? Although economics is really a social science, many consider it a business major—and most people know what managers, accountants, and marketers do. But aside from a career in politics or as an entrepreneur, what can a background in economics prepare students for, and where are the jobs? What kinds of skills are most important for students who want to pursue a career in economics? This lesson explores career paths in economics and related fields as well as the importance of diversity in analyzing economic issues.

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Economics, Personal Finance, STEM
Resource Types:   Lessons
Concepts:   Economy, Human Capital