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What can I do with...

...an economics degree?

Baffled about your career options? This handy little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your economics degree. 



Having chosen to do an economics degree, you might believe that you’re destined to don a pinstriped suit and bellow “buy, buy, sell, sell” at random intervals. However, an economics degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors...



As an economics student, your skills are in demand across a range of different sectors. Aside from being able to break down complex data into easily understandable terms, here are some skills that your degree might have helped you to develop: 

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



You might be dreaming of becoming the 21st century Adam Smith or diving head-first into the glitzy world of banking, but hold your horses, you financial whizz-kid. Take a look at the different occupations open to economics graduates. A little research goes a long way...

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