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For information on employment opportunities and trends in Geography see the Association of American Geographers Jobs and Careers website. You will find detailed information about career opportunities and workforce data at

Refer to the pages linked to “Salary Data and Trends” for trend data on dozens of geography-related occupations.

Some may find the AAG publication Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and the Environment to be helpful.  This book examines in considerable detail career trends and opportunities for geographers in public and private sector organizations. It includes over 40 profiles of professional geographers who discuss opportunities in business, government and nonprofit organizations (and many more profiles appear on the AAG Jobs and Careers website).   According to Practicing Geography: “The U.S. Department of Labor projects “faster than average” or “much faster than average” growth in jobs for geographers, geoscientists, cartographers, urban and regional planners, and other geographic professionals, with projected needs of upwards of 15,000 additional employees in each of these career fields between 2008-2018.”

See what physical geographers do in the video below:

Links to job opportunities in geography

Urban Planning and Urban Geography Jobs

American Planning Association Jobs

Princeton’s site on Environmental Jobs- Outdoor Action Guide

Job site at Cooperative Institute – CU Boulder

Geo Search Inc.

Geography Employment

GeoWeb Interactive

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

Careers at ESRI

Net-temps jobs

Visit GreenJobs for the latest GIS Jobs, Geography Jobs and Geographic Information System Jobs.