Geographers examine the world and ways we interact with it. In this program, you’ll learn to analyze how the physical processes that shaped the earth also affect its populations and cultures. Students in this program typically transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

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  • Geographers

    Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

    Hourly Wage: $27.81

    Currently Employed: 60


    60 people are employed as Geographers. This number is expected to increase by 3.33% over the next four years.

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  • Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

    Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

    Hourly Wage: $26.16

    Currently Employed: 13126


    13126 people are employed as Geography Teachers, Postsecondary. This number is expected to increase by 7.56% over the next four years.

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  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

    Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

    Hourly Wage: $26.53

    Currently Employed: 152


    152 people are employed as Cartographers and Photogrammetrists. This number is expected to increase by 14.47% over the next four years.

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  • Atmospheric and Space Scientists

    Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

    Hourly Wage: $31.28

    Currently Employed: 64


    64 people are employed as Atmospheric and Space Scientists. This number is expected to increase by 9.38% over the next four years.

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