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Career and Education Opportunities for Economists

In general, economists conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in solution of economic problems arising from production and distribution of goods and services. They also may collect and process economic and statistical data using econometric and sampling techniques.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Economist career.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Economist

Economist video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Economists study economic and statistical data in an area of specialization, such as finance or agriculture. They also compile and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques. Finally, economists furnish advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers.

Every day, economists are expected to be able to write clearly and communicate well. They need to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.