Graduates from economics and finance disciplines
can look forward to a wide variety of employment options. Graduates can
pursue careers in Commonwealth and state government departments and
agencies, financial sector organisations, non-profit organisations,
industry, trade associations or consulting.
A career in
Economics is widely recognized as a solid background for employment
opportunities in government, academia, industry and, increasingly, the
law. Publishers, newspapers, trade associations and non-profit
organisations also employ economists.
The Commonwealth Government is a major employer of
economists. Opportunities exists for labour, health, population,
environmental and resource economists, micro- and macroeconomists,
econometricians and statisticians. A bachelor's degree is a good
qualification for an entry position. Higher positions are obtained with
higher-level qualifications or via promotion.
In employment, graduate economists are expected to
contribute to economic analysis and apply appropriate analytical methods
as part of a team or for individual projects. The scope and variety of
such projects will depend on the employer. Good communication skills are
Graduates and undergraduates interested in a
career in economics are encouraged to visit the following
A career in
Graduates who wish to enter the financial sector generally have a
background in finance, economics, accounting, commerce or marketing.
Graduates are also expected to have good communication and
Most graduates commence a career in finance in
retail or business banking or financial management. Graduates might be
involved in managing and maintaining a portfolio of business customers.
Graduates might also gain experience in sales, service and banking
Graduates are also employed by banks, other
financial institutions and businesses to evaluate their market
positions. Graduates may also find positions available in non-bank
Undergraduates interested in a career in finance
are encouraged to visit the following sites: