Economic Careers

Career Opportunities

Average growth is expected in the economics field. The demand for workers with economic knowledge is projected to grow, creating new jobs. PhD holders are expected to have the best prospects of finding work as economists. The President of the United States has his own Council of Economic Advisors because economic policy is considered so vital.
Work Cited: Job Outlook 2006-2016, Career Services WSU

What Can I Do With this Degree?

  • Government
  • Market Research Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Commercial & Regional Banks
  • Insurance Firms
  • National & Regional Brokerage Firms
  • Management & Independent Consulting Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Secondary public and private Schools
  • Hotel chains
  • Restaurants

Recent WSU graduates have accepted positions such as:

  • Client Services at Wachovia Corp.
  • Personal Banker at Associated Bank
  • Regional Vice President at Fastenal Company

Top Ten Employers Hiring WSU Graduates

  1. Mayo Health Care System
  2. Fastenal
  3. Allina Health/ Abbott Northwestern/ United Hospital
  4. Gundersen Lutheran Hospital
  5. Rochester Public School District
  6. Winona State University
  7. IBM
  8. Winona Area Public Schools
  9. Austin Public Schools
  10. Target Corporation