According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median yearly pay for professional geographers was $74,760 in 2012, and employment of geographers is projected to grow 29% from now until the year 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor has designated Geospatial Technology as a high growth industry.
Illinois Geography & GIScience alumni have successful careers in the public and private sectors, working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, and Geological Survey, and at companies such as American Airlines, IBM, Microsoft, and many others. Visit our department's LinkedIn profile to find out where our alumni are currently working.
Up-to-date career listings in geography:
- American Association of Geographers (AAG): Careers in Geography
- American Planning Association
- Data Science Careers (via Discover Data Science)