Economic Careers and Occupational Outlook
What are my employment expectations?
Economists held about 14,600 jobs in 2008. Government employed 53 percent of economists, in a wide range of agencies, with 31 percent in Federal Government and 22 percent in State and local government. The remaining jobs were spread throughout private industry, particularly in scientific research and development services and management, scientific, and technical consulting services. A number of economists combine a full-time job in government, academia, or business with part-time or consulting work in another setting. Read more...
What are my earning expectations?
Median annual wage and salary wages of economists were $83,590 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $59,390 and $113,590. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $44,050, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $149,110. Read more...
What is an internship?
An internship is a student position that allows the student to use, in a practical setting, knowledge gained in the classroom.
When should I begin looking for an internship?
Early, Early, Early! Students should begin applying for internships the semester prior to their desired internship semester. This means that students should begin planning and strategizing almost a year before they plan to intern. We encourage students to complete at least one internship while at GA Tech, but two or more is better.
Do I get paid for an internship?
Students can intern for pay or for credit. They can also have their internship included on their official transcript as a Professional Internship by registering with the Division of Professional Practice, GA Tech Internship Program
Where do I start when I want to find a job or internship?
There are many campus resources available to students looking for jobs and internships.
Get a J-O-B is the School of Economics Job Blog.
The Ivan is a job and internship database provided to Ivan Allen College students.
Career Buzz is Georgia Tech’s job and internship posting service.
Georgia Tech Internship Program is offered by the Division of Professional Practice to help students find relevant internships.
Economists Jobs lists jobs in Economics, Econometrics and Finance for Academics, Professional Economists and Graduates.
Best College Resumes provides sample resumes from CollegeGrad.com
Becoming an Economist
Christopher Silvey was an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University. This Website is devoted to his journey to become an economist. It contains very useful information for students who are interested in studying Economics in graduate school.
Dr. T’s EconLinks.com
The economics directory compiles the best economics sources available. It consists of carefully screened links. The site facilitates communication among economists, students, and anyone interested in economics, business, or finance via a bulletin board, chat rooms, and free You@EconomicsLinks.com e-mail.
NABE Career Center
The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) is an association of professionals who have an interest in business economics and who want to use the latest economic data and trends to enhance their ability to make sound business decisions. It has a number of resources to help you in your career.