What can I do with a degree in economics?
Prospective students and majors often ask this question. The short answer is anything.
Oxy economics majors have gone on to all types of careers, becoming college professors, consultants, executives, lawyers, teachers, physicians, wealth managers, venture capitalists, high-level government officials, and officers in the air force—to name just a few. Our alumni have also continued on to graduate school in a variety of fields, earning doctorates, master's degrees, and other advanced degrees in business administration, public policy, accounting, law, medicine, education, sociology, and many other fields. The American Economic Association provides useful information about careers for economics majors nationally.
Your first step as you start thinking about what you will do after Oxy should be to visit Oxy's Hameetman Career Center, which offers a wealth of information and a variety of programs regarding internships, jobs, and careers. Check out their website and visit the office in person to learn more (go early in your college career and visit often throughout your four years).
As always, be sure to contact your advisor or any faculty member in the department if you have questions or concerns.
- Contact Us:
- Department Chair: Kirsten Wandschneider
- Office: Fowler 224
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 259-2932