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Employment Prospects


Approximately 1,500 geographers are employed in the United States, although many other people work in careers that require a major or classwork in geography. Many geographers find employment in colleges, universities, and government agencies. Some work for business and industrial firms. Most of these positions involve teaching or research responsibilities. A small but growing number of geographers work for map companies, textbook publishers, manufacturers, overseas trading firms, chain stores, market research organizations, real estate developers, environmental consulting firms, travel agencies, banks, and investment firms.

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