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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are examples of some of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the AAG regarding jobs and careers for geographers. Click the links to read the replies.

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 I have a passion for geography, but I have never had any formal training or education in the field. I don't have the time or money to go back to school. Any advice?

 I am nearing completion of my degree in geography. What kinds of jobs am I qualified for? I don't see a lot of positions advertised for "geographers"?

 I have heard that the field of geography is growing, especially in the area of GIS. I graduated with a degree in geography a couple of years ago, but I cannot seem to find a job. It seems like there are hundreds of applicants for each position, and no one will give me a chance. Are there too many geographers out there or not enough employers who understand what geographers can do for them?

 I'm planning to attend the AAG's Annual Meeting for the first time. What should I expect and how can I make the most of the experience in terms of my professional development?

 I have specific questions about geography careers. Who can I contact at the AAG office for more information?

 I'd like to work at the AAG. Can I send you my resume?