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Geography occupations expected to be among fastest-growing in U.S.

June 08, 2011

"Geographer" is among the top ten fastest-growing occpuations requiring a master's degree, according to projections released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period 2008-2018. With a projected growth rate of 26% -- more than twice the national average of 10.2% -- "geographer" ranked 22nd among all occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree. Other geography-related occupations projected to see higher-than-average growth through 2018 include environmental scientists and specialists (28%), cartographers and photogrammetrists (27%), urban and regional planners (19%), hydrologists (18%), geoscientists (18%), and surveyors (15%). For these and other statistics, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Career OneStop website (


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