Earn a Degree in Economics

The economy influences consumers, businesses, and governments. Those with the power to understand it, interpret its impact, and make informed decisions and predictions about it are always in demand. 

Courses are flexible - only pay $46 dollars a unit plus fees. 

Stock info is displayed on a phone.

Economics Department

Earning an associate's degree in Economics increases your analytical and problem-solving skills, which in turn boosts your options for careers.


Careers in Economics

Career Outlook

Skills Needed

  • Logical and Critical Thinking skills
  • Understand complex issues
  • Data analysis and understanding economic data
  • Using economic reasoning to make decisions
  • Evidence based approaches to problems
  • Research skills
  • Written and spoken communication
  • Time management
  • Commercial and cultural awareness

Select Jobs in the Field

  • Commodities broker
  • Credit analyst
  • Economic forecaster
  • Financial adviser
  • Trust administrator
  • Broker in securities, exchanges, brokers
  • Investment banker
  • Market Research

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in, or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Project Hamilton

You may also check out the salaries of economics majors compared to other majors on Project Hamilton.

Still not sure what you could do with an economics major? Watch the American Economic Association short video “A career in Economics... it's much more than you think.”

African-American female student with long braids and male Latinx student walk outside talking.

Business Courses

Business and Economics are a natural combination, consider taking a course in our Business department. Business Department.

two students together

Accounting & Economics

Students studying Economics are often interested in Accounting. Strengthen your communication, analysis, and decision-making skills. Accounting Department.