Your degree does not strictly determine your career, but it does point you in certain directions.

What job can you get with a geography degree?

Most geography graduates go on to become cartographers, geographers, and geospatial information scientists. Geography grads also go on to become urban planners and surveyors. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in a geography degree will be useful:

What is the job market for geography degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for geography graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of geography graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 2% less than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Geography Grads
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