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Study Geography »Planning your career

A wide range of career options is available to a geography graduates. You will need to research the options in order to focus on a successful career plan. Thorough research is time consuming.

It is essential that you research with purpose and focus. Remember the principle of career planning from the top downwards mean that you start your research looking at long term future careers and not first jobs. Once you are clear on the experience, qualifications and skills needed for the ‘top of the ladder’ jobs this can inform your subsequent research and planning on the steps you will need to take to achieve that.

  • Read or download the planning your career (PDF) and career planning for geographers (PDF) guides to help you with your first steps
  • View the page on finding jobs to help you look for 'top jobs' as well as entry positions 
  • To get an idea of the current employment climate, use Adzuna's search function to find live statistics on vacancies and salaries across a combination of locations and job titles
  • For guidance on career planning you can also visit your university careers centre and take up opportunities of workshops and guidance interviews

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