Careers in economics

Graduates with skills in economics and econometrics are in high demand by private and public sector employers in Australia and elsewhere.

In the private sector, economists are sought by major management and consulting firms, commercial and investment banks and institutional investment firms, and businesses more broadly. Graduates who combine economics with other disciplines, such as accounting, finance and marketing, often work as professionals in those fields.

The public sector offers positions in financial and policy institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, The Australian Treasury, NSW Treasury and other Commonwealth departments and organisations, as well as international organisations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, or the OECD.

Many companies and organisations offer internships and graduate programs, for example the Reserve Bank of Australia or the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.