Associate Degree in Geography


Geographic Information Systems Analyst, $52,000*

Surveyor, $40,000*

Remote sensing specialist, $57,000*

Meteorologist, $70,100*

Survey researcher, $53,210**

Geographer, $75,070**

Cartographers and Photogrammetrists, $61,523.56***

Conservation Scientists, $82,933.14***

Forest and Conservation Workers, $25,003.22***

Geography Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13***

Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers, $63,658.55***

Surveying and Mapping Technicians, $58,594.08***

Surveyors25-1, $92,069.30***

Urban and Regional Planners, $95,193.94***

*Average median salary 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area

**Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

***Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

Career Info

An associate of science degree in geography will can lead to employment opportunities in a wide range of professions that require computer, research and analytical skills. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in geography or geology.

Potential Careers

  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Surveyor
  • Remote sensing specialist
  • Urban Planner
  • Community Development
  • City planners
  • Meteorologist
  • Transportation management
  • Environmental Management
  • Writer/Researcher
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Land Developer
  • Forest Ranger
  • Environmental Attorney