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Anyone who has done a geography degree, or knows about them, I was wondering what sort of jobs geographers decided to go into and how hard did you find getting a job?
I am looking to apply to a Russell group university, but don't want to become a map maker or teacher and want some advice.
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Well there are no jobs exclusive to geography post graduates. So anything really that doesn't require a degree specific to the job, like engineering.
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I'm a geography graduate and I work for my local council in data and statistics. My friends from uni have jobs in flood management, water management, environment consultancy, human resources and energy courses. We only gradutated in 2016 so a few still have retail jobs etc.

Finding a job is pretty easy. The great thing about a geography degree is that it teaches you universal skills that all employers look for. Skills like problem solving, research, data analysis, statistics, report writing etc. Once you have those skills, it's easy to apply them to all sorts of different jobs.
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Geographers know that Geography is the most employable degree. You become a generalist and a problem solver with practice tackling a diversity of issues. A Geography degree is also very research and data oriented, two very valuable skills in the eyes of employers. For both the private and public sector, how to manage climate change disruption is a very hot topic. Climate change is a central focus of a Geography degree, especially on the physical side.

Sometimes the problem is more about communicating what a Geography degree entails. Because, as you mention, there are some stereotypes.
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