Economics is the study of the ways in which people, businesses and industries use resources.
It helps you learn about how economics affects the world and the ways we live and how we can improve the economy to benefit the whole world.
People who have studied economics can get well paid and interesting jobs as they have developed a range of skills like maths, using logic and critical thinking skills.
Economics can lead into careers in finance, banking, sales and marketing, insurance or public policy.
Selection of jobs using the subject Economics
- Bank manager
- Business analyst
- Business development manager
- Data analyst-statistician
- Economic development officer
- Investment analyst
- Money adviser
- Newspaper or magazine editor
- Pensions manager
- Private practice accountant
- Sales manager
- Tax adviser
- Transport planner
Do a free, short, online course to find out more about economics (looks great on your CV too!)
- The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians
- International Affairs: Globalisation
- Exploring Possible Futures: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics
Or view other free online courses in economics
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to economics:
- Community Safety: Community Fire Safety - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Community Arts: Community Arts Management - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:12 months
- Community Arts: Community Arts Administration - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Youth Work - Level:3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E). Typical length:12 months
- Youth Work - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
- Professional Economist (degree) - Level:6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree). Typical length:42 months
- Children and Young People's Workforce - Level:2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C). Typical length:12 months
Click to find apprenticeship vacancies available now related to economics
Examples of vocational courses at college
- Business - Level 3 at SGS College
- Accountancy - Level 2/ 3 at Wiltshire College
- Business - Level 2 at Strode College
Examples of degree courses that relate to economics:
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