Employers continue to value geographical skills and insights in the workplace, sustaining the high demand for geography graduates.
The latest post-education employment statistics show that geographers remain among the most employable university graduates.
Geographers are less likely to be unemployed after their degree course than those studying almost any other subject, according to data from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Analysis of the most recent DLHE data for the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) by Prospects/AGCAS found that students graduating with geography degrees were “less likely than any other social science graduates to be unemployed” (4.9% unemployed and looking for work or about to start work six months after graduation).
Dr Catherine Souch, Head of Research and Higher Education at the Society, said:
“These statistics illustrate that the skills, knowledge and understanding gained during a geography degree are held in high regard across all sectors.”
Geographers go on to a wide range of destinations after graduation, including roles as transport planners, commercial analysts, catastrophe modellers, field centre instructors, and teachers. In addition, nearly one in five geography graduates choose to pursue postgraduate study, including specialist pathways in education, GIS or other fields.
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