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Geography in the Workforce

AAG Data

The AAG collects a variety of data annually on geographers in the U.S. workforce. This page features a collection  reports summarizing the most recent findings as well as long-term trends on geographers in the workforce, along with the results of special surveys administered by the AAG on faculty salary characterisitcs and job placements for recent geography graduates.

AAG Workforce Data


Further Resources and Links

Graduate Stipend Data (2006)
B.L. Turner and Deb Sinha of Clark University conducted a survey in 2006 to acquire data on graduate stipends in geography. 51 programs were contacted and 34 responded. See the results [Excel spreadsheet].

Careers of Geography PhDs: Findings from Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out 
The Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out survey is CIRGE’s (Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education) latest contribution to PhD career path and retrospective program evaluation. Funded by the Ford Foundation, Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out surveyed PhD recipients who received their degrees between 1995 and 1999 from 65 U.S. universities in six disciplines—anthropology, communications, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Journal Articles

Published research on employment in geography including career aspirations, skills development, workforce trends, professional development, and career paths including academic careers.

Journal Articles on Geography in the Workforce

Search Data and Resources by Theme

Each thematic section features different datasets and analytical reports, as well as links to external sources of data and research.