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Employment Prospects


Approximately 1,280 geographers are employed in the United States. Many geographers find employment in colleges, universities, and government agencies. Some are employed by 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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