Economics is the study of money and markets. Students study social issues and examine them from the perspective of government, a business or individual. Data analysis is used to examine past or present phenomenon to determine future decisions. A background in economics may lead students to jobs in law, finance, insurance, or business administration in the public or private sector. Economists are often found in consulting or economic analyst jobs.



Wage Estimates are for Illinois and were found at Bureau of Labor website for Illinois 2014 wage Estimates.


Position Median Salary
Economist $99,180
College Teacher $72,474


Transferring to a 4-year

Want to continue your education at a four year college or university? Carl Sandburg College has established relationships with four year colleges and universities to assist in the transfer process for our students. Students should speak with their academic advisor for more information regarding these agreements.

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