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What Economists Do
Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.

How to Become an Economist
Most economists need a master’s degree or Ph.D. However, some entry-level jobs—primarily in the federal government—are available for workers with a bachelor’s degree.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for economists was $99,180 in May 2015. Employment is projected to grow 6 percent by 2026.

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