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Geographers - What They Do

Geographers generally receive a Master's degree before they enter the job market. Once employed, Geographers can expect to earn an average of $72,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Geographers will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 6.1% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Geographers are seldom seen going the entrepreneurial route. Currently, 5.3% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Geographers can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 3.7% are currently unemployed.

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