Graduates with a degree in econoics are able to analyse raw data, often finding trends that can help explain past events, shed light on present-day conditions, and predict what is likely to happen in the future. For this reason, many employers eagerly search out graduates with an economics degree, offering them an expansive range of job opportunities after college. Necessary reading for anyone who has recently completed a degree in economics or who is thinking about getting one, this book leads readers through what it takes to transform the skills and experience gained from an economics degree into a great job. In the book's opening chapters readers will find answers to important questions: why get an economics degree? What does getting a major in economics require? What is the best path from high school to an economics-related job? Sidebar topics include top economics graduate programs in the United States and famous economics graduates. Interviews with professionals and academics are included. Profiles of the top jobs follow. Jobs covered include accountants and auditors, business managers, commodities brokes, export-import specialists, financial analysts, lobbyists, press secretaries and political consultants, research assistants, sales representatives and urban and regional planners.