MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
BR-Sharon Bagg, 604-6654
LV-Elliott Schimmel, 604-2546
MW-William Young, 604-3332
PV-Karen Curls, 604-3332
Job Preparation:Student Employment Services;
Project Hire - job bank
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in
solution of economic problems arising from production and distribution
of goods and services. May collect and process economic and statistical
data using econometric and sampling techniques.
Sample of reported job titles: Economist,
Economic Analyst, Economic Consultant, Project Economist, Forensic
Economist, Health Researcher, Research Analyst, Economic Analysis
Director, Economic Development Specialist, Revenue Research Analyst
Base salary and job outlook
- Median wages (2008): $40.19 hourly, $83,590 annual
- Employment (2006): 15,000 employees
- Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%)
- Projected need (2006-2016): 5,000 additional employees
- Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying
principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down
information or data into separate parts.
- Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer
systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software,
set up functions, enter data, or process information.
- Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
- Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
- Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
- Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -
Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the
organization to customers, the public, government, and other external
sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by
telephone or e-mail.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by
telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing
information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve
- Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with
others, and maintaining them over time.