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Careers in Economics and Finance

Infographic: Job outlook and salaries in economics and finance, median wages for Securities and financial services are $67,310, financial analyst are $81,760, personal financial advisor are $90,530, budget analyst are $73,840, and financial examiners are $79,280. Jobs added through 2024 for securities and financial services are 32,500, financial analyst are 32,000, and personal financial analysts are 73,900Prepare for a Career in Business, Government, or Academia

Recent graduates from the Department of Economics and Finance at SUNY Plattsburgh are now working for many nationally known companies such as IBM, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and Salomon Smith-Barney. Additionally many of our students continue their studies and are now working on graduate degrees at SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, Cornell, and Johns Hopkins, to name a few.
Earning a four-year degree in economics is also great preparation for law school. One of our graduates, Ms. Jessica Rowe, finished her law degree at Syracuse University and is now working as an attorney for Harris Beach in Plattsburgh.  

Our Courses Open Doors to Career Opportunities

The specialized courses in public finance, money and banking, money and capital markets, stock market investment and analysis, corporate financial analysis, econometric, economic issues in economics and finance lead to careers in:

  • Commercial banking
  • Investment banking
  • Market analysis
  • Brokerage security sales
  • Consulting
  • Budget analyst
  • Business economist
  • Transportation planning
  • Forecasting
  • Market research
  • Commodity analysis
  • Actuary
  • Census bureau
  • Tax analysis
  • E-commerce

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

The School of Business's Office of Career Opportunies and Internships is also available to assist you with your career goals.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the economics and finance program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Robert Christopherson, Department Chair
Office: Au Sable 203
Phone: (518) 564-4195
Fax: (518) 564-4215
Email: [email protected]

SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901