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Does anyone know of anyone or does a bachelor of economics themselves and know of whether it is a worthwhile course to do, any help is much appreciated.
 
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Is there a particular career path you find appealing?
 

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Economics from what I've heard is actually really interesting haha.
 

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That's the main issue, I don't really know but economics and commerce has always interested me. My main concern about doing a bachelor of economics, whether it be at Sydney or UNSW is that there isn't many employment opportunities in the economics field or am I wrong?
 

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Most good economic jobs require postgraduate work. I think they said at some unsw info night that 40% of economics grads go onto to postgrad.
 

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From that, there aren't too many positions in the economics field itself ("Small occupation"). In addition to that the vacancy levels are "very low". However, "Employment for Economists to 2016-17 is expected to grow moderately".

Regardless of all this, there will always be positions out there for people in any occupation if they excel at their field. Keep this in mind.
 

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Keep in mind that doing honours really boosts your employment prospects.
 

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Thanks, that page is useful, as you said if I do well It will be easier and as the post below states that doing honours will help, thank you to everyone who has helped, I think I will do it, just a matter of whether at Sydney or UNSW
 

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Whats the difference between a bachelor of arts (economics) and economics at usyd nowadays?

Same faculty and most of the same stuff (if the person in arts chooses ecmt and econ)
 

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There is little difference. The economics major remains the same. B Arts allows you to choose more arts subjects, while in B econ you can choose more business school subjects. In B Econ, if you choose a second major in an arts subject, you wont be able to do any other arts electives - as you're only allowed 48 CP from the arts faculty.
 

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