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Economics

Economics

Students can complete 2-3 years of coursework at Kent State Stark before transitioning to the Kent Campus to finish their economics degree.

The economics major provides skills that prepare students well for practically any career, including the ability to conceptualize and solve problems, the ability to quickly find, organize and use relevant information, and develops analytical ability. Students with career interests not directly in economics should also consider economics as a major.

Career Opportunities
Government employ economists, in a wide range of agencies. The remaining jobs were spread throughout private industry, particularly in scientific research and development services and management, scientific, and technical consulting services. A number of economists combine a full-time job in government, academia, or business with part-time or consulting work in another setting.

Employment of economists is concentrated in large cities. Some work abroad for companies with major international operations, for U.S. Government agencies, and for international organizations, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations.

In addition to the previously mentioned jobs, economists who hold faculty positions in colleges and universities are counted as postsecondary teachers. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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