How to become marketable with a Bachelor of Economics


“I pursued Bachelor of Economics and graduated with a Second Class Upper Division. I have been jobless for 3 years. Though I have been engaged in short term contracts, I don’t see myself progressing in my career. I want to know how I can be marketable with my course and get a job easily:”


Pursue Masters and PhD in Economics

Enroll for a masters and PhD courses and become a lecturer or consultant. With a PhD qualification, becoming a lecturer is easier. It will take you 4-6 years to complete masters and PhD.

Pursue a professional course

There are many professional courses which can significantly increase your chances of getting a job. One of them is Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA). Another one is ACCA.

ACCA will help you secure employment in a financial institution or audit firm.

CFA is one of the hardest professional courses but very marketable. Once you complete the three levels, your employer may not even focus much on your Bachelor of Economics degree because CFA is more powerful and marketable. The good thing is that CFA is universally recognized.

You can also pursue Actuarial Professional course and become marketable. The professional certification will blend well with your degree course.

Pursue a more marketable degree course

You are still young, if you have financial resources, change the profession. Look for a more marketable degree course and pursue it. Here is a list of the most marketable courses:

  1. Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery
  2. Bachelor of Software Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Nursing
  4. Bachelor of Law
  5. Bachelor of Information technology
  6. Bachelor of Computer Science
  7. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  8. Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  9. Bachelor of Architecture

Engineering, health related and computer related courses are the most marketable in the market at the moment.

Look for a job not related to your career

Many people are currently doing jobs which aren’t related to their careers. Look for any job, settle first before deciding on what to do. You might find yourself liking your new engagement and deciding to stick to it.

You also have the option of joining the military or the police service.

Look for remote jobs

There are many remote jobs which don’t require specific skills. Apply for the jobs and start making money as you figure out what to do next.

Relocate to another country

You also have an option of relocating to another country where opportunities are plenty. Look for a Visa to the USA, Canada, UK,Australia or Germany. You will never be jobless here.

Alternatively, move to Qatar or UAE and you will get a job.


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