Economics

Learn the ins and outs of the economy and its impact on individuals, companies, and governments in Austin Community College’s Economics Program. With the support of experienced faculty, you’ll learn theories and concepts of trade, taxes, prices, and monetary policy. After learning how to produce economic forecasts, reports, and business strategies, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Pride Points

University transfer degree

Individualized attention with small class sizes

Honors Program option

Career & Salary Information

Employers need financial experts, leading to steady growth in public- and private-sector jobs. Once you complete a four-year degree, you can find jobs anywhere–– such as governmental, legal, corporate, consultancy, and academic. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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: $


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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: $


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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: $


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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: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Arts

Economics