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Education and Training Requirements

High School

A strong college preparatory program is necessary in high school if you wish to enter this field. Courses in other social sciences, economics, mathematics, computer science, and English are extremely important to a would-be economist, since gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and expressing one's informed opinions about many different kinds of data are primary tasks for someone employed in this field. Finally, since you will be heading off to college and probably postgraduate studies, consider taking a foreign language to round out your educational background.

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