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.

Also includes

Environmental Economists

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $77,200.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Advanced degree (includes Master's, Professional, and Doctoral degrees)
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 112
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 23.21 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze social or economic data
Forecast economic, political, or social trends
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Perform cost benefit analysis
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Determine sources or targets for upcoming procurements
Interpret research or operational data

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Prepare proposal documents or grant applications
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Collect scientific or technical data
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Perform economic or political research
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research social issues
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Communicate results of environmental research
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Provide expert testimony
Testify at legal or legislative proceedings

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Economic Models
Statistical Analysis
Financial Analysis

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