Economics studies the principles guiding the best use of scarce resources.  Important topics in economics include consumer choice, the distribution of income, economic growth, inflation, and business cycles. Economics majors develop skills that are needed by virtually every type of business firm. Economists work as financial analysts, marketing analysts, management trainees, project managers, and consultants. An economics degree will also prepare you for a variety of positions with federal and state governments, with agencies such as the Federal Reserve, and with research and policy institutes. Law school admissions officers also look favorably on economics majors. Economics majors who plan to teach in colleges or universities will need to go to graduate school first.

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Resources available in ACIC*

101 Careers in Mathematics
Business and Finance Career Directory
Great Jobs for Economics Majors
Guide to America’s Federal Jobs
Vault Career Guide in Consulting
Opportunities in Social Science Careers

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Related economics links

K-State Economics Department

American Economic Association

Comparative Economic Studies

Association for Evolutionary Economics

Association for Social Economics

National Association for Business Economics

National Council on Economic Education

National Economic Association