Annual Median Salary: $98,860
Job Outlook: 13%
Typical Qualifications: Master's Degree
Economists can have many different areas of expertise, but, in general, they analyze data to help businesses, governments, and individuals make decisions related to costs, savings, and investments. They are employed across a range of industries, including education, public health, finance, and healthcare, to name a few. Often, economists also conduct research and present their findings to different audiences.