Career Options

Careers for Business Economics Majors

  • Stock Broker
  • IT Project Manager
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Risk Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Think Tank Researcher/Scholar
  • Banker
  • Health Care Administrator
  • City Planner

Starting Salary*

An economics major’s typical starting salary is $43,400. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $84,456.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Business Economics Degrees

  • Founder, The ACT Review, LLC
  • Global Business Services Rep, IBM
  • Certified Financial Planner, Fountain Professional Group
  • Economy Teacher, Peace Corps
  • Chief Technology Officer, Interactive Data Corp.
  • President, Sciabica’s Olive Oil, Inc.
  • Founder, American Capital Properties
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.