Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts do research, follow data, analyze information and prepare reports and plans to solve economic and business problems. They develop models to analyze, explain and forecast economic behaviour and patterns and advise on:
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People in this occupational group work for government departments and agencies and throughout the private sector in associations, unions, research organizations, banks and investment firms.
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 590
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Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts perform some or all of the following duties:
Key aspects of the work in this occupation:
Source: 2016 Census
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Progression to managerial positions in economics is possible with experience.
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