Job Placement

The Master of Arts in Applied Economics program prepares students to work as professional economists in industry, financial services, government, and academia.

The Department of Economics provides graduate students with job search and career placement assistance. Most of our MA graduates find excellent positions within three months of graduating. Beginning salaries for our most recent class of graduates — those who received their degrees in December 2010 — ranged from $55,000 to $79,000.

We have a strong network of alumni who stay in touch with the department, alert us to job opportunities within their organizations, and return to campus for workshops to speak with current and prospective students.


Initial Job Placement

Some of our graduates went to work for the following employers after completing the MA in Applied Economics:

 

Year of Graduation Initial Job Placement City Location
2001 World Health Organization Geneva SW
2001 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2001 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2001 NC Medical Review Board Durham NC
2001 Progress Energy Raleigh NC
2002 Federal Reserve Board Washington DC
2002 Research Triangle Institute Boston MA
2002 Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem NC
2002 UNCG SERVE Greensboro NC
2002 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston SC
2002 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2002 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2003 UNCG SERVE Greensboro NC
2003 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston SC
2003 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2003 Republic Mortgage Winston-Salem NC
2004 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2004 Republic Mortgage Winston-Salem NC
2004 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2004 Wachovia Winston-Salem NC
2004 Hawkee/FFWD Group Charlotte NC
2004 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2004 AC Neilsen Paramus NJ
2004 Perseco Chicago IL
2004 RBS Lynk Atlanta GA
2005 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2005 HSBC Mortgage Charlotte NC
2005 American Express Greensboro NC
2005 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2005 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2005 Emory Univ. Health Policy & Mgmt Atlanta GA
2005 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2005 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta GA
2005 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2006 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis St. Louis MO
2006 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2006 Accordant Health Greensboro NC
2006 Home Depot Atlanta GA
2006 Wachovia Charlotte NC
2006 Assurant Solutions Atlanta GA
2006 GMAC Winston-Salem NC
2006 Aelera Atlanta GA
2006 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2006 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2006 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2007 American Greeting Cards Brooklyn OH
2007 North Carolina Grower’s Association Vass NC
2007 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2007 Reliant Energy Houston TX
2007 Emdeon Nashville TN
2007 Ministry of Social Development Wellington NZ
2007 Home Depot Atlanta GA
2007 American Express Greensboro NC
2007 BB&T Winston-Salem NC
2007 Community Bank of Asheville Asheville NC
2007 Center for Naval Analysis Alexandria VA
2007 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2007 RTI International Rockville MD
2008 Nielsen Analytic Consulting Paramus NJ
2008 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2008 Battlelle Columbus OH
2008 Tacoma Power Tacoma WA
2009 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2009 Chase Bank Wilmington DE
2009 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2009 Rand Washington DC
2009 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2009 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2009 All Points Research Winston-Salem NC
2009 Sand Hills CC Pinehurst NC
2009 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2009 Duke University Durham NC
2009 United Guaranty Greensboro NC
2009 GTCC Jamestown NC
2009 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2009 University of Louisiana Medical School New Orleans LA
2010 Bank of America Greensboro NC
2010 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2010 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2010 Family Dollar Matthews NC
2010 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2010 COMAG Charlotte NC
2010 BB&T Winston-Salem NC
2010 Lockheed Martin Goodyear AZ
2010 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2010 Bank of America Charlotte NC
2010 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Atlanta GA
2010 Hiscox London Market London UK
2010 Medical University of Louisiana New Orleans LA
2010 New Breed High Point NC
2011 Traveler’s Insurance Hartford CT
2011 Family Dollar Matthews NC
2011 Economic Research Institute Newport Beach CA
2011 Research Triangle Institute Cary NC
2011 Southside Business Agency Danville VA
2011 Huntington National Bank Columbus OH
DNG Hearst Corp. Charlotte NC
DNG United Guaranty Greensboro NC
DNG Research Triangle Institute Cary NC