Top Applied Economics Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A program that focuses on the application of economic principles and analytical techniques to the study of particular industries, activities, or the exploitation of particular resources. Includes instruction in economic theory; microeconomic analysis and modeling of specific industries, commodities; the economic consequences of resource allocation decisions; regulatory and consumer factors; and the technical aspects of specific subjects as they relate to economic analysis.

Students studying Applied Economics can be awarded a degree up to a Masters degree. On average, 68% percent of men and 32% percent of women make up the degrees awarded across all college campuses. Applied Economics is most common in New York. The average annual income for an undergraduate degree in Applied Economics is $53,900.

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Top Colleges for Applied Economics

The best ranked institutions for Applied Economics majors include Ursinus College, Binghamton University and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with 45 students receiving degrees in Applied Economics at Ursinus College. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Applied Economics Majors

Majoring in Applied Economics, your experience could lead you towards different careers. Applied Economics majors go on to pursue jobs including Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists and Survey Researchers which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Applied Economics majors include Economists, Economics Teachers, Postsecondary and Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists.

Top Paying Careers for Applied Economics

  1. Economists   (Median Wage: $105,630)
  2. Economics Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $104,940)
  3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists   (Median Wage: $63,920)
  4. Survey Researchers   (Median Wage: $59,740)
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