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.
Why geographers are employable
Geography graduates are very employable, with the skills, knowledge and understanding gained during a geography degree are held in high regard by employers.
Use geography: webinars and resources
A webinar and resource series helping geographers and geography students find out more about the many career opportunities opened up by studying geography.
Developing your career
Resources, advice and support for career development.
Finding work experience or remote/online work experience
Work experience is an excellent way to find out what careers you are interested in and improve your employment prospects by gaining experience and demonstrating commitment to a career.