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Geographers Skills

Below are the skills needed to be geographers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension44.75
Writing44.75
Speaking44.25
Active Listening3.884
Critical Thinking3.884

Geographers Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be geographers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension44.88
Deductive Reasoning44.12
Oral Expression45
Written Expression44.62
Written Comprehension44.75

Geographers Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be geographers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Geography56.95
English Language4.174.91
Education and Training4.045.65
Sociology and Anthropology3.685.59
Computers and Electronics3.644.55

Geographers Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being geographers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.656
Getting Information4.525.35
Interacting With Computers4.434.13
Processing Information4.325.74
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.275.09

Geographers Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being geographers according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.48
Attention to Detail4.39
Dependability4.35
Achievement/Effort4.17
Integrity4.17

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Geographers

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Geographers jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Austin-Round Rock80 $63,960
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson50 $77,910
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood50 $84,420
Oklahoma CityN/A $57,740

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to geographers

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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