Western Kentucky University

Careers in Economics

Careers for Economics Graduates

Many of our graduates enter advanced studies in top-ranked universities and have successfully completed their degrees. Others are employed in a wide variety of careers in business, government, or teaching, including those listed here (some of which require advanced degrees).

Advanced Studies

  • Law
  • MBA programs
  • Diplomacy and foreign affairs
  • Public Administration
  • Graduate studies in economics and finance

Business

  • Financial analysts, stockbrokers, corporate planners, option traders
  • Sales representatives, managers, market analysts, management analysts
  • Real estate (sales and investors)
  • Bank officers, loan officers, trust officers
  • Insurance underwriters, claims adjusters
  • International business managers, multinational production and trade analysts

Government

  • Public policy analysts
  • Statisticians
  • Elected officials
  • Research

Teaching

  • K-12
  • Community college instructors
  • University professors
 Last Modified 7/22/13