What type of job can I get with an Economics degree?
The opportunities for employment are as broad as your interests. Try typing 'Economics' into the search engine in any recruitment web site and see what comes up – the list is long and varied. The Bachelor of Economics is designed primarily as an education for future managers and decision makers in all areas of the economy. Specifically there are three areas graduates often go to:Government,Non Government OrganisationsandPrivate Organisations(see below for examples of all of these). Graduates can work in areas such as Policy, Trade, International Economics, Development Economics, Risk Management and much more.
An understanding of economics is essential to any business or government career. Economic principles are always relevant and will give you the leading edge, whether you are running a small business or the financial director of a publicly listed company.
Jobs requiring an economics degree include:
- Agricultural Economist
- Building Economist
- Economic Natural Resources Manager
- Economic and Financial Markets Reporter
- Finance Manager
- Graduate Quantitative Traders Assistant
- Health Economics Associate
- International Trade Analyst
- Market Analyst/Researcher
- Marketing Consultant
- Natural Resource Manager
- Relationship Manager
Other opportunities could include journalism, teaching, foreign affairs and international consulting.
Potential Employers for graduates include:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Australian Fisheries Management Authority
- Australian Taxation office
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Defence Signals Directorate
- Department of Treasury
- Productivity Commission
- Reserve Bank
- State Government Departments ofEnvironment and Natural Resources&Primary Industries
- Local, State and Federal government departments
Many of these Government Departments offer and run specific Graduate Development Programs.
Non Government Organisations
- Law firms
- Business organisations
- Insurance companies
- Merchant banks
- Food exporters
When it comes to planning your career and finding that all important first graduate position, the University of Adelaide provides all kinds of support and assistance.
For more information visit theCareers Service website.