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Careers in Economics

An Economics degree can lead to a variety of business fields,  including finance, research, marketing, and sales. It should be noted that although you can enter the field with an associate degree, most economists hold advanced degrees. 

Career earnings outlook

PPCC Economics graduates will be able to seek advanced degrees. Those with advanced degrees in the field may pursue careers that may earn median salaries of $102,490 a year.

In Colorado, there are entry-level job opportunities for this fast-growing career field.

Common careers pursued by PPCC graduates are:

Career Summary Report

Professional Networking

There are numerous professional organizations that represent the field of economics in which students may find more information regarding accounting careers and professional support.

American Economic Association (AEA) - A learned society in the field of economics, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. It publishes one of the most prestigious academic journals in economics: the American Economic Review.

National Economic Association (NEA) - An organization intent on producing and distributing knowledge of economic issues that are of exceptional interest to promoting economic growth among native and immigrant African Americans, Latinos, and other people of color.

World Economic Association (WEA) -  A professional association which promotes a pluralistic approach to economics. 

Employment Resources

Finding work in your field (or any field) can be challenging for anyone. Here are some resources that you can use to find a career that suits you and build a resume to win a job.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Website - A comprehensive resource that offers job search assistance, resume preparation, and other career-related services for job seekers in the Pikes Peak region. 

Robert Half Research and Insights - A widely respected human resources consulting firm - Robert Half research and insights can give you industry respected tips and advice for job searches and resumes.

PPCC Career Connections - The college's portal for students and employers to post and search for jobs. You may also visit the PPCC Jobs website for on-campus student employment opportunities.

 

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