Employment Outlook for Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from NIU

Students considering the major in economics often ask "What kinds of jobs could I expect to get with a degree in economics?" Our students compete successfully for many entry-level professional positions in financial services, marketing, manufacturing, insurance, and real estate. In addition, some students choose to work in the public sector. 

Links for Economics Majors

NIU Career Services takes an active role in helping NIU students during the job search and placement procedure, and holds both Job Fairs and Internship Fairs. In addition, NIU Career Services hosts the "Northern Illinois University Major WebLinks" containing information for undergraduate students, including NIU Major Weblinks for Economics.

The American Economic Association also has information on careers for undergraduates with Economics degrees on its site for undergraduates.

Recent Employment for NIU Undergraduates in Economics

Company Job Title
A.O. Smith Automotive Financial management associate
Accenture Senior Specialist
ADT Electronics Sales
Allied American Insurance Company Underwriter supervisor
Allstate Insurance Trainee
Allstate Insurance Companies Pricing Analyst
Allstate Insurance Company Accountant
Amcon Computers Manager
AMCORE Bank, N.A. Salesman Professionalist
American Economic Development Council Analyst
American Express Financial planner
American National Bank & Trust of Chicago Trust operations analyst
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Legislative Advocate
Anderson Consulting, LLP Engagement comptroller
Argent Mortgage Company Funder
Assurance Agency, Ltd. Administrative Assistant
Automatic Data Processing District manager
BP Amoco Corporation Customer Service
Buttrey Wulff Mamminga Insurance Agency Insurance Agent
Caterpillar Foundation Warehouse Associate Auditor
Caterpillar, Inc. Pricing analyst
C-Beyond Sales Associate
CCC Information Services Group Inc. Claims manager
Chicago Board of Trade Clerk
Chicago Board of Trade Commodities Clerk
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trader
Chicago Police Department Police Officer
Chicago Transit Authority Transportation analyst
Citibank, N.A. Risk Manager
City College of Chicago Legislative Analyst
Claymore Securities Financial Analyst
Coldwell Banker Primus Real Estate Agent
Coyle Varland Insurance Agency Representative
CSX Intermodal Corporation Administrative coordinator
Cunningham Commodities Commodities Clerk
David A. Noyes and Company Broker
Dish Network Technician
Duff & Phelps, LLC Research associate
Elek-Tek Sales manager
Empress Riverboat Casino Guest services supervisor
Enterprise Leasing Company Buyer
Enterprise Leasing Company Rental manager
Equity Title Company of Illinois Closing manager
Farmers and Merchant Bank of Clarksville, TN        Bank auditor
Farmers Insurance Group Claims adjuster
Financial Consultants Group, Inc. Financial Advisor
First Mortgage Corporation Mortgage consultant
First Superior Bank Teller
First United Financial Bancorp Mortgage broker
Firstar Bank Loan officer
Fortis Investors Account executive
G Bar Ltd. Partnership Trader trainee
General Binding Corporation Outside sales manager
General Electric Company Systems analyst
Grane Transportation Ltd. Vice president
Greenlee Textron Assistant service representative
Health Products Research Project manager
Henkel Corporation Operations manager
Hi-Way Insurance Center Account representative
Household International, Inc. Loan underwriter
Household International, Inc. Product sales representative
Household International, Inc. Wire transfer coordinator
HSBC North America Mortgage Underwriter
IBM Central Region Corporation Consultant
IBM Corporation Customer advocate
IBM Corporation Systems analyst
Ifa Bank of Scotland Group Financial analyst
Illinois Credit Union League Loan specialist
Illinois Hospital and 
Health Systems Association
Senior data analyst
Insure One Independent Insurance Agency sales representative
IRI Analyst
Iversen and Associates Senior auditor
Jewel Food Stores Distribution manager
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Marketing representative
LaSalle Home Mortgage Corporation Loan specialist
Manpower Temp Agent
Mercury Insurance Group Casualty Adjuster
Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc. Financial consultant
Metlife Financial Services Financial Advisor
Metro Life Registered Representative
Motorola, Inc. Order coordinator
Motorola, Inc. Contract analyst
Mullarkey Associates Sales representative
Municipal Employees 
Credit Union of Baltimore
Bank auditor
New England Financial Financial Representative
New Horizons, Inc. Business analyst
Nielsen Media Research Analyst
Northern Illinois Home Builders Administrative vice president
Northern Illinois University Academic counselor
Northern Illinois University Human Resource Assistant
Northern Illinois University Human Resource Assistant
Northern Illinois University Asst. Dir., IL Council on Econ Educ
Northern Illinois University Research Associate
Northern Illinois University IT Support Associate
Northern Illinois University Survey Interview Supervisor
Northern Illinois University Human Resource Assistant
Northern Trust Company Portfolio Accounting Analyst
Northern Trust Corporation Human resources specialist
Northern Trust Corporation Financial services representative
Northern Trust Corporation Charitable trust analyst
Northern Trust Corporation Loan officer
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Receptionist
O & K American Corporation Sales representative
Officers Incorporated Operations Manager
Olde Discount Corporation Stockbroker
Pechiney Plastic Packaging, Inc. Supply Team Coordinator
Peoples Energy Corporation Account representative
Pepsi Co., Inc. Account representative
Ploger Consulting Consultant
Precision Steel Warehouse Salesman
Radio Shack Retail sales manager
Rent-A-Center Store manager
Rockford Powertrain Government Administrator
Rockford Products Corporation Account supervisor
Rodman and Renshaw Stockbroker
RTC Industries Project coordinator
Rugby Labs Sales representative
S&S Automotive, Inc. Account manager
Saint Edmund's 
Redevelopment Corporation
Outside sales representative
Service Merchandise Department manager
State Farm Companies Claims representative
State of Illinois Budget Analyst
Sundstrand Corporation Inventory analyst
Tanglewood Resort Golf professional
TCF National Bank Assistant Manager
TCF National Bank Home Loan Officer
The Argus Agency, Inc. Private investigator
The Fox Club Tennis professional
The Summit Group Sales manager
Toys R Us Manager
Trader Publishing Company Sales representative
Transportation Security Administration Security Officer
Trustmark Insurance Actuary
U.S. Army Quartermaster officer
U.S. Bancorp Broker Relationship Program
U.S. Nuclear Regulations Human Resource
United Airlines Corporation Recruiter
Van Kampen Merritt Assistant fixed income analyst
Walgreen Company Assistant manager
Walgreen Company Assistant manager
Wallace Computer Systems Systems analyst
Washington Mutual Financial services representative
Waste Management Data analyst
Whittman-Hart Incorporated Programmer
Windsor Park Manor Environment Service
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