Economists ·  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. Excludes "Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists" (13-1161).

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Occupational Tasks ·  Study economic and statistical data in area of specialization, such as finance, labor, or agriculture.
· Provide advice and consultation on economic relationships to businesses, public and private agencies, and other employers.
· Compile, analyze, and report data to explain economic phenomena and forecast market trends, applying mathematical models and statistical techniques.
· Formulate recommendations, policies, or plans to solve economic problems or to interpret markets.
· Develop economic guidelines and standards and prepare points of view used in forecasting trends and formulating economic policy.

Educational Requirements: ·  Master's degree

Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Reading Comprehension 95%
·  Critical Thinking 89%
·  Writing 84%
·  Mathematics 83%
·  Complex Problem Solving 80%
·  Active Learning 80%
·  Active Listening 78%
·  Judgment and Decision Making 77%
·  Time Management 75%
·  Speaking 67%