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Choose a career with geography

Studying geography opens up a wide range of careers. Find out more about the types of jobs and career paths that geographers can enjoy.

As a degree subject, geography is highly respected by employers. Geography graduates have one of the highest rates of graduate employment, pursuing a wide range of career paths. It’s often said that there is no such thing as a geography job; rather there are multiple jobs that geographers do. Whether you have just completed a geography degree, or are thinking ahead to your next steps, we have information about your employability, work experience and career options.

Things to consider when choosing a career:

  • Which aspects of geography do you enjoy?

  • Do you prefer to work in a team or by yourself?

  • Which of your geographical skills are your strengths?

  • All jobs need broad, transferable skills. Think about how you have a portfolio of skills

  • Will you need any professional qualifications to follow your career path?


See the resources below to find out about the knowledge, skills and behaviours that make you employable as a geographer, the range of roles and sectors that geographers work in, and opportunities to learn more about careers through work experience.