We surveyed 487 geographers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical geographer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a geographer?



Working as a geographer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that geographers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a geographer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a geographer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a geographer?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a geographer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for geographers.


Do geographers work full-time or part-time?

76% of geographers work in full-time roles while 24% work part-time.