Economists may be employed wherever an understanding of economic issues is required.
Depending on their specialization, they can work, for example, in ministries and international organizations, in politics, or in the banking and insurance sectors. Administrative departments at federal, state and community institutions, the European Central Bank, the Bundesbank, the Federal Statistical Office, and treasuries and associations are some of the most important employers for economists. In addition, it is possible to work in business consulting or business journalism.
Economists can also pursue a career in academia either in Germany or abroad.