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Occupation Title: Economists

Description: Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address solution of economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monteary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using econometric methods and sampling techniques.

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*
2008: 12,600
2009: 13,160
2010: 13,250
2011: 14,270
2012: 15,760

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 5,800
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%

(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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