“Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists,” the noted economist John Kenneth Galbraith quipped decades ago. How things have changed. Today the application of economic and financial skills stretches across nearly every industry segment and is a critical skill set for many non-economists.
To underscore this point, the job outlook for Economists (narrowly defined) is forecasted at a growth rate 8% higher than the market average between 2018 to 2028. According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) the list of transferable skills and job functions related to economic analysis is also robust, and this too is reflected in the job market,
This week’s focus on economics and finance fields focuses mainly on research-oriented positions within the private industry, policy advocacy, academic institutions and government. But any further research on how economic skills can apply to the job market will os certainly take you even wider afield.
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