Employment trends in geography, part 3: Future demand conditions

Patricia Gober1, David A. Plane, Amy K. Glasmeier, Howard A. Stafford, James M. Goodman, Joseph S. Wood

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The third and hnal article in this series about employment conditions in geography addresses the issue or future demand in both academic and nonacademic settings. To gain an understanding of future demand conditions in colleges and universities, we projected the retirement of AAG members by topical specialty and then matched these retirement trends with a profile of new faculty searches as reported by geography department chairs. We assessed the likely future demand for geography teachers at the precollegiate level through a survey of Geography Alliance Coordinators about teacher certification requirements and the education environments in their respective states. We speculated on how the kinds of jobs geographers do will be affected by changes now underway in the national and global economies. And finally, we conducted a small telephone survey of AAG corporate sponsors to determine how future business trends will affect the demand for geographers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-346
Number of pages11
JournalProfessional Geographer
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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