Your Career in Economics

An Economics degree opens up a world of opportunity.

Here at the School of Economics we proudly teach leaders of the future. Our alumni are employed by government agencies, banks, and international organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG and PWC.

Economics is a unique discipline that allows you to understand how the world works as an intricate system.  Studying Economics helps you develop integral skills such as complex problem solving, critical and logical thinking, strong numeracy and analytical skills.

Commonly misconceived as just a study of money or  simply a mathematical subject, Associate Professor Duygu Yengin clarifies that "various specialisations of Economics including public, political, environmental, health, labour, culture, social welfare, gender and development, analyse social issues and design testable solutions and policies for major problems of our times. This includes issues such as climate change, inequality, poverty, and immigration."

Careers are therefore varied and can depend on your interests, allowing flexibility after graduation.

Bianca Peters
The Masters of Applied Economics has made me competitive in the global job market. It was taught with real world applications and has enabled me to apply learnings to my current job which has an emphasis on international collaborations. I have been working as a survey manager and have worked on several different data collections since graduating. I currently specialise in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, which involves travelling out to remote indigenous communities to conduct testing of the questions and oversee systems development. Bianca Peters - Master in Applied Economics

Potential careers

Potential careers include actuarial analyst, chartered accountant, data analyst, economist, investment analyst, import trade, policy advisor, marketing consultant, foreign affairs, humanitarian/aid worker, project officer or business reporter.

Career services & support 

The University of Adelaide offers a comprehensive Careers Service that prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with the relevant industry.

Including job hunting resources, assistance with applications and interviews, advice and career planning, the Career Services team are an excellent resource for students looking to find out more about their possibilities in the future.

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