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    BS in economics. What next?

    I really need to start thinking about life after my undergrad days. I will be an economics major with a minor in writing, but possibly a double minor in writing and math. I'm paying quite a bit of money to attend this college, but I've justified it because I WILL be attending some sort of post-undergrad education. The likely choice will be a masters program in Economics.

    Though, the question needs to be asked: What can one do with an MS in Economics?

    I have always wanted to, at some point in my life, be a college professor. I don't think I'd want to do this right out of school, however. As such, I'm looking for what sort of career options would be available to me upon graduation. Will I be able to pay off the expected $80,000 of student loans with the choices available?
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    http://www.worldwidelearn.com/online...mics-major.htm

    Answer is about halfway down the page.

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    $80k isn't that much, and you can probably pay that off as long as you're not stupid with your money. Provided you can find a job...

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    My hope is that the recession will be more or less over by the time I am done with grad school...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    Though, the question needs to be asked: What can one do with an MS in Economics?
    Become president.

    Oh, wait...you don't need to know economics for that.
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    You would hope the president would have people for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Become president.

    Oh, wait...you don't need to know economics for that.
    George H. W. Bush has a bachelor's in econ. George W. Bush has an MBA.

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    My banker has a BS in Econ, but he told me he's just started on an MBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deraltekluge View Post
    George H. W. Bush has a bachelor's in econ. George W. Bush has an MBA.
    Entirely true.
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    That did us a world of good.

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    At the risk of having this sent to P&R, all I'll say is with the mess we're all in right now...there's a very tough economic row to hoe for any leadership, degree or not.
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    Be an economist? One of my friends is an economist for global insight.. think she makes a decent buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    Though, the question needs to be asked: What can one do with an MS in Economics?

    I have always wanted to, at some point in my life, be a college professor. I don't think I'd want to do this right out of school, however. As such, I'm looking for what sort of career options would be available to me upon graduation. Will I be able to pay off the expected $80,000 of student loans with the choices available?
    You'll be able to pay it off, it's just a matter of how long it takes based upon the type of pay you'll get. I recently got a cab-ride from a guy with a PhD in Economics...

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