ECONOMIST

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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Economic Analyst, Economic Consultant, Economic Development Specialist, Economist, Forensic Economist, Project Economist, Research Analyst, Research Associate, Revenue Research Analyst, Tax Economist

JOB TASKS

  • Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.

  • Conduct research on economic issues, and disseminate research findings through technical reports or scientific articles in journals.

  • Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.

  • Supervise research projects and students’ study projects.

  • Teach theories, principles, and methods of economics.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $50.85/hr. $105,760 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 1,600

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree

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