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According to, the starting salary of an economics major exceeds $50,000 a year. There are more economics majors than any other major on the Forbes magazine list of the richest Americans.

Some common positions include analysts, economists, and professors

Employers looking for economic degrees include

 Where Past Students Were Employed
Teresa Hannah ’88
BetaTau EnterprisesFaye A. Jacobs ’90
Bureau of the CensusKen Lopez ’92
Animators at Law, Inc. Diane Young ’93
Bureau of Economic Analysis Duane Frankson ’94
Claims Investigator
Geico Insurance Co.

Mary (Botty) Jessey ’94
Natural Gas Accountant & Trader
Sempra Energy Trading Corp.

David Henderson ’95
Computer Programmer
Electronic Data Systems (EDS)

Kevin Ely ’97
Program Management Administrator I
Booz, Allen and Hamilton

Scott Estelle ’97
Andersen Consulting

Anna Eriksson (Fletcher) ’98

Dan Opiela ’99
Thrift Analyst
SNL Securities

Tamara R.Hinton ’99
Economics Teacher
The Peace Corps – Uzbekistan

Melissa Fallen ’00
Accounting Analyst
SNL Securities

Mel Sirois ’00
Associate Economist
Standard & Poors DRI

Steve Spurry ’01
Research Associate
National Economic Research
Associates, Inc. (NERA)

Bennett Sutton ’95
Research Assistant
International Monetary Fund

Jane Broadway ’90
Special Agent
FBI – DallasKimberly Ecker Keeley ’92
AVP – Corporate Banking
Gainesville Bank & TrustNorkaAnchiraico Miller ’92
Bureau of Labor Statistics Marc Passiment ’93
Branch Manager
First Virginia BankAlan Sylvestre ’94
Investment Broker
A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

Christopher Topoleski ’95
Budget Analyst, Health Cost Estimates Unit
Congressional Budget Office

Jason Tootell ’97
Business Operations Associate
Aerotek, Inc.

Jeff Seaman ’97
Product Support Analyst
CDA Investment Technologies

Erik Candy ’97
Staff Consultant
Computer Sciences Corporation

Angela Lengyel ’99
Economic Research Assistant
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Gabriel Venturi ’99
Technical Project Manager
Qwest Communications International

Mike Palmedo ’00
Staff person
Consumer Project on Technology

Jessica Cornwell (Koller) ’98
Communications Manager
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Timothy Robinson ’01
Commercial Credit Analyst
First Market Bank