Geographers in high demand across business, government, nonprofit, and educational sectors
April 19, 2013
While the competition for job openings is high, employees with geographic and geospatial skills are in demand across a wide swath of sectors and industries within the U.S. workforce. According to the latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a recent report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, and research conducted for the AAG's National Science Foundation-funded EDGE program, employers today are seeking employees who can apply broad, interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse expertise to the specific needs of their unique organizations and industries.
A recent column by Doug Richardson, Executive Director of the AAG, highlights some of these recent findings and offers advice and resources for aspiring geography professionals to make the most of the growing employment opportunities throughout the field.