Careers & Graduate School

What can you do with a degree in economics?

Economics majors progress into a wide range of professions and graduate programs after graduation. Washington University's Career Center can help you match your interests, skills, and values with career opportunities, connect you to employers and Washington University alumni for information about various careers, and assist you in developing an internship- and job-search strategy. Recent economics majors have also gone on to jobs with such titles as: 

  • Analytics Executive
  • Assistant Operations Manager
  • Assistant to Creative Director
  • Associate Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Coordinator, Business Intelligence
  • Corporate Strategy Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Deputy Director Of Entrepreneurship
  • Economist
  • Empirical Research Fellow
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.


Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career adviser

Explore the Data

The Career Center collects information about job and graduate school placement, job titles, salaries, and more. See data from the department's most recent graduates and multi-year reports.

outcomes data

Thinking about a PhD in economics or finance?

From choosing classes to pursuing a double major, get started on the path toward the program of your choice.

Pursuing Graduate School

Recent Placements


  • AIG
  • Amazon
  • Ansira
  • Bain & Company, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • Charles River Associates
  • ClearView Healthcare Partners
  • Epic
  • Financial Technology Partners
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Guggenheim Partners LLC
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • Optum
  • Oxeon Partners
  • Peppertree Capital Management, Inc.
  • PhysAssist Scribes
  • Stifel
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate Schools

  • Brown University
  • Columbia Law School
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • New York University School of Medicine
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Towson University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis