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Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

Careers in Geography

So, what are you going to do with a major in Geography?

Geography majors everywhere are asked this question. The short answer is "What can't I do with a degree in Geography?" Geography trains students for careers in a wide variety of fields, and the job market has been consistently strong for our majors whether they stay in the St. Louis area or venture far beyond. According to the US Department of Labor, the average salary for Geographers in the US is $72,800, and the job outlook for geospatial technologies is especially strong with the US Department of Labor reporting an annual job growth rate of 35 percent.


Careers for Geographers:

Cartography Climatology Demography
Education Environmental Conservation GIS Analysis
International Development Park Ranger Resource Management
Retail Analysis Transportation Management Urban Community Planning

Where SIUE Geography Graduates are Employed:

Army Corps of Engineers Census Bureau City of Belleville
Laclede Gas Company  Metro Transit St. Louis Missouri Botanical Gardens 
Monsanto  NGA National Park Service

For Additional Information:

Association of American Geographers' Jobs & Careers website.

             A World of Possibilities Video

             Jobs in Business

             Jobs in Nonprofits and NGOs

             Jobs in the Federal Government

             Jobs in State and Local Government

             Jobs in Academia              

US Department of Labor's Career Outlook for Geographers

US Department of Labor's Career Outlook for GIS Technicians

US Department of Labor's Career Outlook for GIScientists & Technologists

Careers in Cartography and GIS Booklet 

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