What does an Economist do?
An economist is responsible for understanding the economy and looking for new opportunities. They are responsible creating financial and economic forecasts and models. A few of the main duties of an economist are analyzing large amounts of data, correctly researching market trends, design company policies to solve problems, and develop economic policies. They also have to create economic reports for executives. Some of the jobs titles that an economist could grow into are chief business officer and senior economist.
An economist should have 4 years of experience in economics and a Master's degree in economics. One of the most important skills that an economist will have is their ability to recognize patterns in data. Another skill is economic knowledge as the economist will need to soundly understand economic markets and policy. They also need to be able to create advanced financial models.
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Economist Career Path
Learn how to become an Economist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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