In addition to receiving excellent preparation for graduate study in many fields, students who successfully complete one of the economics programs have a wide range of employment opportunities open to them in business, teaching, and government.
You can supplement your classroom study by gaining valuable work experience with an internship. Our students have recently interned at Orrstown Bank, Keystone Health, Merrill Lynch, Wilson College, Footlocker.com, and the City of Reading.
Local, state, and federal governments currently offer a wide variety of challenging positions for economists and in such allied professions as urban planning and environmental analysis. Ship's economics faculty have the experience and knowledge to enable students to succeed in government positions. Recent federal concerns, such as those revealed in the National Environmental Planning Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, have intensified the demand in all levels of government for economists.
The average salary for economics jobs in PA is $55,000.