There are many jobs in this world which we look at and think “how do you get there?” One such position that has often confused many, is the role fo an economist, those who contribute to newspapers and TV shows. We tracked down C-Span contributing economist Ron Blum to find out a little more about the steps which most economists take in order to attain this position. Ronald Blum has worked in many aspects of finance and economic strategy, dealing with business, litigation, broken economies and many other aspects of the financial world. Here Ron Blum shares with us the steps which you may need to take to gain a position as an economist.
In terms of education you must be looking to achieve a Masters Degree as a minimum in order for you to gain a strong position as an economist. What this means is that from the beginning of your education you should have a speciality in maths and potentially social sciences too. There is no obligatory topic which you must study to become an economist, but it goes without saying that it should be centered around numbers and finance.
Ron Blum tells us that the majority of people who enter into the role of an economist have experience of working for financial institutions which are attached to governmental organizations. It is within these organizations that one can learn about the inner workings of the economy, what shapes them and how they can be affected by outside and inside impacts.
Those who attain the role of economists in news publications and TV networks such as Ron Blum, are those who have made contributions by way of theory papers and book writing. In fact most economists are referenced by the book or books which they have written, that offer various economic theories. This is most certainly the best way to gain a high profile position as a respected economist.
A lot of economists will teach in their spare time on a part time basis, to share their knowledge and their insight to students that are studying economy. What this can do is not only help a number of students to forge their path, but also helps the individual to make contacts through the university or college that they are teaching in, which could help to process their career as an economist.
The biggest key to gaining a position as an economist is staying current and in order to do that you must forever be a student. World economies and the influences which impact them are changing all of the time and as such you must be able to make your comments and advices relative to the modern age. What the very best economists do is draw on the past and use it as a measure or a comparison to what is happening in the present. The studying never stops for those seeking this kind of position.