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Old 04-26-2022, 09:49 AM
 
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eCONnomist are Con Man. That degree is WORTHLESS and those guys are a nothing but a joke. No eCONomist ever seems to be able to explain what is going on today, or tell you what will happen tomorrow. Most of them are just PAID SHILLS working for different industries and who can't predict anything right, from the financial crisis to the recent stock market highs.

Good Luck!
Would you consider yourself a con man for your incorrect predictions? You’re not even paid to be wrong about stock market highs or lows.

Con man together is censored on this site? That’s kind of weird. Maybe a hold over from the trump years~ Or maybe it’s because it should be con person since it could be a con women~
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:54 AM
 
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I have a BS in Finance... there was really not much difference between that and an Econ degree, but Finance was through the Business school and Econ was through Liberal Arts. There were only a couple more math oriented classes in the degree path for Finance. At the time (late 80's, early 90's) having a Finance degree held a bit more cachet than an Econ degree, and correlated to higher salaries out of college at the time. But real world... not much difference in the types of jobs one can apply for with an Econ degree. I've spent the majority of my career in commercial banking, there are plenty of econ grads in the field. Not sure if there's much disparity in salary ranges between the two these days.
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:16 AM
 
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My economics degree was a great background for going to law school. Lawyers are generally not known for having great math skills. I've used my own math skills and knowledge of graphs, statistics, and economic data to run some other lawyers into the ground.
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:25 AM
 
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On the other hand I left college in my second year …..pursued a professional music career as a drummer and when I got tired of that I ended up going to a trade school and learned hvac ….

It looked like I was going to eventually be obsoleted by dee jays who were taking over by storm in the 1970s .

I Migrated away over the years from hvac and by taking advantage of fabulous training manufacturers like Siemens and Allen bradly offer to distributors I became a motor control and variable frequency drive specialist where I spent decades as a sales engineer but self taught .

Today i teach it in retirement one day a week and enjoy it
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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If you want to be an Economist-become farmer of land or people. A salesperson is a psychology economist.
YEMY
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Taos NM
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I have a BS in Finance... there was really not much difference between that and an Econ degree, but Finance was through the Business school and Econ was through Liberal Arts. There were only a couple more math oriented classes in the degree path for Finance. At the time (late 80's, early 90's) having a Finance degree held a bit more cachet than an Econ degree, and correlated to higher salaries out of college at the time. But real world... not much difference in the types of jobs one can apply for with an Econ degree. I've spent the majority of my career in commercial banking, there are plenty of econ grads in the field. Not sure if there's much disparity in salary ranges between the two these days.
And my take, if the two are roughly equivalent in 'street value', is that econ is the more interesting and beneficial degree to the person outside of work, where studying decision is a little more broad and therefore life applicable than profit maximization or financial analysis.
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Old 05-03-2022, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Electrical engineering and economics. Found both to be very useful in starting and running businesses for 40 years. Now given a choice of one or the other, become an engineer and learn economics on your own time at a later date! Quite frankly, playing college ball (unless they are paying for the education or your son is a legitimate pro prospect) shouldn't be a priority.
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Old 05-03-2022, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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Asking for my son. Finance seems likely dead with AI taking over that section in near future. His his original goal was Engineering, but seems like a heavy load with college ball and 15 hours of work study a week. Thoughts?
I'm an economist by profession.

If he's planning to develop a serious career in economics, he will have to think about getting a master's or even better a PhD on economics. While a bachelors degree could get you in the door, generally it isn't enough to truly develop in the profession. There are some people in the economic profession that managed to get in it without an economics degree (certainly a college degree in something related), but I think that's playing dice. Better go the master's and/or PhD route to play it safe of getting in the profession and advancing.

If he isn't planning to get into the economics profession, an economic bachelor's degree is still a good option. It poses no problem if he wants to later get a master's in law or some other field. A good economic degree will get you in at least in college to persue a master's and/or PhD on various other fields.

A simple economics degree may not get you in the economist profession (there is a small chance it will, emphasis put on small chance!), but it's a perfect degree if you're not planning to get a master's/PhD in anything to get into managerial positions without much experience.

Also, if he does wants to get into the economics profession, he will have to be willing tl move if the area he is currently in doesn't offer many economics/financial analists/etc positions. Places like NYC (and several suburbs) and the Washington DC area offer plenty of opportunities for people with an economics degree.

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Old 05-03-2022, 07:29 PM
 
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I have a BS in Finance... there was really not much difference between that and an Econ degree, but Finance was through the Business school and Econ was through Liberal Arts. There were only a couple more math oriented classes in the degree path for Finance. At the time (late 80's, early 90's) having a Finance degree held a bit more cachet than an Econ degree, and correlated to higher salaries out of college at the time. But real world... not much difference in the types of jobs one can apply for with an Econ degree. I've spent the majority of my career in commercial banking, there are plenty of econ grads in the field. Not sure if there's much disparity in salary ranges between the two these days.
BS in Business Administration with a focus in Management...agree with the above. Economics and Business Administration are good well rounded degrees that can launch your career. However, specialization in the specific areas of Finance/Accounting (CPA) if one has an aptitude for that are in the highest demand in the Business arena.
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Old 05-03-2022, 08:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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My economics degree was a great background for going to law school. Lawyers are generally not known for having great math skills. I've used my own math skills and knowledge of graphs, statistics, and economic data to run some other lawyers into the ground.
Interesting.

I know someone who has an Economics degree and works for a law firm. He does research for them. He never expected his career would work out like that.

Perhaps that is what useful about an Economics degree, someone who is trained to do research and analyze data. Possibly useful to many companies in many different fields.
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