A master’s in economics or an MBA with an economics emphasis, can lay the foundation for careers in a number of fields, including financial planning and analysis, various analytical tasks in engineering, securities and even insurance analysis. Opportunities are available from Arizona-headquartered employers like GoDaddy, Honeywell, transportation giant Greyhound, ON Semiconductor, U.S. Airways and more. In addition, global corporations like the Bank of America, Charles Schwab, GlobalMed, and even Intel maintain a significant presence in the state.
Economist Careers in Arizona’s Green Energy Industry
Arizona has enjoyed growth in cutting edge sciences like green energy production. As green energy products entail a less-than-common approach to engineering and manufacturing, economics-trained analysts may find a tremendous area of opportunity in this field through analyzing cost-saving metrics, and supporting engineering efforts. Arizona has enjoyed significant growth in its medical sector during recent years as well, according to the University of Arizona. As such, opportunities for analysts in the field are becoming more abundant.
While growth in the economics industry is a bit slower than average nationwide, Arizona’s economic analysts bring tremendous value to employers, especially in the key industries discussed here.
Statistical analysis will be the key to economic recovery and ultimate success in Arizona—which means the economist’s value is paramount.