Economics

Economists examine how individuals, companies, and governments manage resources and distribute goods and services. This program gives you the tools needed to produce economic forecasts, reports, and business strategies. Students typically transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of this program.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Environmental Economists

    Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

    Hourly Wage: $38.87

    Currently Employed: 123

    Projections:

    123 people are employed as Environmental Economists. This number is expected to increase by 12.2% over the next four years.

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  • Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in economics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126

    Projections:

    13126 people are employed as Economics Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • City and Regional Planning Aides

    Compile data from various sources, such as maps, reports, and field and file investigations, for use by city planner in making planning studies.

    Hourly Wage: $21.89

    Currently Employed: 201

    Projections:

    201 people are employed as City and Regional Planning Aides. This number is expected to increase by 10.45% over the next four years.

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  • Economists

    Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

    Hourly Wage: $38.87

    Currently Employed: 123

    Projections:

    123 people are employed as Economists. This number is expected to increase by 12.2% over the next four years.

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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.