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Economics

The Field

Economists seek to investigate, record and understand the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

To succeed in Economics, students will need to develop strong reading, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as demonstrate a passion for understanding a truly interconnected world.

Economics at Skyline College

Enroll in an Economics course at Skyline College for an enriching and challenging academic experience that focuses on exploring the movement of wealth around the globe and viewing current events through the lens of the production and distribution of goods and services. 

Career Outlook

Working in the field of Economics provides a unique opportunity to study the diversity of human experience in relation to the way we interact with material wealth which will help us to better understand the world around us. A degree in Economics provides a broad base of knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of careers including finance, government service, law, communications, consulting, journalism and more. The demand for jobs and the pay for these careers varies widely across the nation and the State of California.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.