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Occupation Title: Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1064

Sample Job Titles: Professor, Geography Professor, Geography Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor of Geography, Associate Professor of Geography, Assistant Professor of Geography

Salary Chart Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 4,250
2011: 4,280
2012: 4,460
2013: 4,400
2014: 4,400

Data Source: 

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 1,400
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual) 

Data Source:
O*NET Online

NOTE: Projected job openings for postsecondary teachers refer to industry-wide data, not individual occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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