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Careers News: "Spotlight on Geographers"

  • Cartographers and photogrammetrists listed among 8 fastest-growing careers of 2016

    In a recent article appearing on, cartographers and photogrammetrists were listed among the 8 fastest-growing careers in the U.S. The article, which is based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest 10-year employment projection, predicts that "the need for people who gather and interpret geographic information to make maps" will grow by 30 percent by 2024.

  • In defense of a liberal education: Fareed Zakaria on the value of broad-based learning

    In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Fareed Zakaria explains why deemphasizing the humanities in favor of specific, technical skills might be putting America on a dangerously narrow path for the future. While STEM courses are crucial components of education, Zakaria argues that English, philosophy and other liberal arts are equally as vital.

About Careers News

To create this page, we explore the web to collect news and articles about geography-related careers. The items featured fall into three major categories:

  1. articles about job prospects, career preparation, and career paths for geography graduates;
  2. news items about the "geography of jobs"; and
  3. profiles and interviews of professional geographers, which we call "Spotlight Profiles" to distinguish them from the AAG-produced profiles posted on our website.

The ten most recent items appear at left. Click here to access an archive of older postings.

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