Careers & Alumni
With a degree in one of the fields of geography, you will be competitive in careers that include education, public administration, legal services, social justice, geographic information science and technology, atmospheric science, meteorology, and urban and regional planning, among others. You may take advantage of the ties our department faculty have with national research laboratories, private consulting firms, and NGOs working in developing counties to start dynamic careers in geography-related fields.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the median salary for Geographers in the U.S. in 2020 was $85,430 per year with a bachelors degree. But geography is a diverse discipline and majors find themselves in a range of careers. The median annual wage for atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists was $99,740 in 2020.
As a graduate of ECU Geography, alumni have gone on to use their skills and experiences acquired at ECU to develop careers in government and private companies across North Carolina and beyond. Below are a few examples of what our alumni are up to now.