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Occupation Title: Economists

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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3011

Sample Job Titles: Economist, Economic Analyst, Professor, Professor of Economics, Economic Consultant, Project Economist, Forensic Economist, Health Researcher, Research Analyst, Economic Analysis Director

Salary Chart Economists

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 13,250
2011: 14,270
2012: 15,760
2013: 17,230
2014: 18,680

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 7,400
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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