As an ECON major, you have many ways to identify a career where you can thrive. This page allows you to explore some typical industries and organizations where our students have found jobs and internships. You may also want to look at potential job descriptions to see which types of tasks and responsibilities you would most enjoy. Fortunately, the skills that you've learned as an ECON major makes you an attractive candidate for a wide range of jobs and industries, so keep exploring until you find something that works for you.

 

 

 

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Industry outlook: Growing at a 4-6% annual rate

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Industry outlook: 4-6% Annual Growth

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Industry outlook: 11% Annual Growth

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Industry outlook: Rises and falls depending on political priorities

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Common entry level job titles

  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Representative
  • Investment Analyst
  • Securities Lending Director

Common senior level job titles

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Chief Investment Officer

Industry outlook: 4-6% Growth

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • Wells Fargo
  • PwC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Capital One
  • JPMorgan Chase

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  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Research Assistant

Common senior level job titles

  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Executive Director
  • Senior Advisor

Industry outlook: 4-6% Annual Growth

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • The World Bank

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  • Research Intern
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate

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Industry outlook: 7-10% Annual Growth

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • Federal Reserve Board
  • University of Maryland
  • International Monetary Fund
  • The World Bank
  • World Bank Group

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  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Sale Associate

Common senior level job titles

  • Real Estate Consultant 
  • Real Estate Broker

Industry outlook: 7-10% Growth

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • JLL
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Newmark Knight Frank
  • Compass
  • Long & Foster

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Industry outlook: Changes depending on the overall economy

Top companies employing ECON majors

  • Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Montgomery County Government
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  • USDA
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis

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