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Also called : Economic Analyst, Economic Consultant, Economic Development Specialist, Economist, Forensic Economist, Project Economist, Research Analyst, Research Associate, Revenue Research Analyst, Tax Economist
What they do
Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Economics and Accounting
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
- Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;
- Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
- Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
- Analytical or scientific software
- Data base management system software
- Data base user interface and query software
- Desktop publishing software
- Development environment software
- Electronic mail software
- Financial analysis software
- Geographic information system
- Internet browser software
- Object or component oriented development software
- Office suite software
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Extensive Preparation Needed
Graduate Degree or higher.
Extensive skills, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations.
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.