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Geography Information Sources

Use the tabs just above to find Geography reference sources, books, articles from journals and magazines, and web sites.

Related subject guides include:

Geographic Information Systems




World History

Careers in Geography

Summary of Career Info for Geographers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

2015 Median Pay $74,260 per year
$35.70 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 1,400
Job Outlook, 2014-24 -2% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2014-24 0


What Geographers Do

Geographers study the Earth and its land, features, and inhabitants. They also examine phenomena such as political or cultural structures and study the physical and human geographic characteristics of regions ranging in scale from local to global.

Work Environment

More than half of all geographers are employed by the federal government. Most work full time during standard business hours. Many geographers do fieldwork, which may include travel to foreign countries or remote locations.

How to Become a Geographer

Geographers need a bachelor’s degree for most entry-level positions and for positions within the federal government. Work experience and a master’s degree are typically required for more advanced positions.


The median annual wage for geographers was $74,260 in May 2015.

Job Outlook

Employment of geographers is projected to decline 2 percent from 2014 to 2024. Geographers should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.

State & Area Data

Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for geographers.

Similar Occupations

Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of geographers with similar occupations.

More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about geographers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.

Subject Guide

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Geography News

Breaking news from National Geographic


Geography Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Learn World Geography App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Learn World Geography-Provides a scientifically optimized algorithm to repeat flashcards in just the right pattern for your brain’s maximum absorption. Includes over 1,000 flashcards to drill you on maps, flags, capitals, and even major world currencies. (iOS)

Atlas App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Atlas-View World Maps & Facts quickly. Includes a large political world map, regional maps of North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania, valuable information on over 250 world entities, and more. (iOS)

Google Earth App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Google Earth-Search for cities, places, and businesses; browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more; visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. (iOS/Android)

TapQuiz Maps World Edition App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
TapQuiz Maps World Edition-Learn about the countries of the world using an interactive game. (iOS)

iLearn Geography App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
iLearn Geography-Portrayed through images and a custom World Map, the app provides key facts such as location, height, size and other important facts. (iOS)


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