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What Geographers Do
Geographers study the Earth and the distribution of its land, features, and inhabitants.
Most geographers work full time during standard business hours. Many geographers do fieldwork, which may include travel to foreign countries or remote locations.
How to Become a Geographer
Geographers need a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions and for positions within the federal government. Work experience and a master’s degree are typically required for more advanced positions.
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About $tools.number.format('#,###',$op) openings for geographers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
State & Area Data
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for geographers.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of geographers with similar occupations.
More Information, Including Links to O*NET
Learn more about geographers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.