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Geography is a very small profession. Sixty percent of geographers are employed by federal government agencies. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that little change in employment will occur for geographers at federal agencies through 2028. Budget cuts and the outsourcing of work to private professional, scientific, and technical services consulting firms (where employment is expected to grow by 13 percent) have reduced opportunities at federal agencies. But it's important to rember that only a small number of geographers are employed at these firms, so there will be only a small number of job openings. 

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