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Applied economics is a program that focuses on the application of economic principles and analytical techniques to the study of particular industries, activities, or the exploitation of particular resources. includes instruction in economic theory; microeconomic analysis and modeling of specific industries, commodities; the economic consequences of resource allocation decisions; regulatory and consumer factors; and the technical aspects of specific subjects as they relate to economic analysis.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in economics
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in economics. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 41% of economics majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of economics majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 70% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in economics
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by economics graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
What careers hire economics majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire economics majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by economics majors.
Explore schools that offer applied economics degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns
The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an
idea of the educational quality each school might offer:
Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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45 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
economics is part of a larger collection of programs: Economics. Is there a different program that's close to economics that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all applied economics graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 95% of other programs.