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Toronto-based discretionary portfolio manager Paul Vorstadt presently serves as a portfolio manager with National Bank Financial. To prepare for his career, Paul Vorstadt studied economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.

In addition to their conventional roles as banking professionals or portfolio managers, people who earn a degree in economics now find that they have career options available in a wide array of fields, including commercial business, government, and education. The average student who graduates with an economics degree is highly competitive as compared to peers with other business degrees, as large organizations value the analytical training economics students receive.

For individuals who have studied economics, there are a number of government positions available, including agricultural and urban economics agencies. In some states, general economics education is required to teach at the high school level, which gives graduates in the field an advantage over their peers. Some common professional titles for economics majors include project administrator, operations research systems analyst, and statistician.

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