Joel Campos Alvis, Economics graduate who went on to MIT (Read his story.)
Economics is a branch of social science that deals with the study of choice and scarcity. It is divided into two broad fields of micro-and macroeconomics which include a number of applied fields such as labor economics, regional economics, public finance, international trade, etc.
Students who major in economics can expect to be among the top ten best paid professionals in America. Economists work in a wide range of industries and sectors (both public and private). They can be research specialists, forecasters, or academics. Many economists are simply self-employed as private consultants. Roughly half of the nation’s economists are women.