An economics professional works in the production and distribution of resources, goods and services.  They apply economic analysis to such varying fields as education, health, development or the environment.   An economist works for government, private corporations, banking institutions or research firms.  Their duties may consist of studying health care costs, employment trends, consumer demand, the impact of banking or trade policies, financial markets, investments, tax policies, budget deficits, etc.

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How to begin your career path at Jefferson:

Jefferson Community College can help link you to a career in economics through its Associate of Science degree in Humanities & Social Sciences or the Associate of Science degree in Business Administration.  These degree programs are designed to prepare the student for transfer opportunities at the bachelor’s degree level where a student would then major in economics or a related field.  At Jefferson, a student would complete general education requirements in the humanities, social sciences, English, mathematics and science.  Coursework in history, sociology, psychology, business, political science, etc., would augment JCC’s course offerings in economics. 

An economics curriculum covers topics ranging from decision making by consumers and firms to the functioning of markets to the study of public policy.  Graduates with a bachelor’s degree or beyond may find careers in finance, law, business, public administration or other fields.  Many 4-year colleges and universities in the state and nation offer majors in economics.  Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisor and transfer/career counselors when selecting courses and planning for further education in this area

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