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A career in Economics…it’s much more than you think

Much more than finance, banking, business and government, a degree in economics is useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. Watch this 9-minute video to see how economics can be a tool for solving very human problems.

Economics is the 4th best college major

According to Kiplinger, economics is the 4th best college major to build a career – no wonder with a profile that looks like this:

Starting salary: $51,400                                                     Mid-career salary: $97,700
Annual online job postings: 799,117                           Projected 10-year job growth: 15.3%

School of Economics Highlights 2014-15

UMaine ranked #4 for
highest return on investment

School of Economics Fact Sheet

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School of Economics
5782 Winslow Hall, Room 206
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3154 | Fax: 207.581.4278E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System