1) geography job is any work that focuses on location. In May 2004, median annual earnings for occupations in the field of geography ranged from $30,380 to $74,980.
Surveying technicians and mapping technicians as a group had median annual earnings of $30,380 in May 2004. Surveyors had median earnings of $42,980.
Cartographers and photogrammetrists had median annual earnings of $46,080; cartographers develop and draw maps, while photogrammetrists interpret detailed photos and other data from jets and planes. Median yearly earnings of urban and regional planners were $53,450.
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysts or developers who create new software or design databases are classified as computer applications software engineers or database administrators. Database administrators had median annual salaries of $60,650, while software engineers had median salaries of $74,980 in May 2004.
2)Earning a degree in history provides opportunities in a wide range of fields. Advocacy historians, for example, may become paralegals and lawyers, litigation support personnel, and legislative staff members. In information management, historians may work as archivists, records managers, and librarians. And historians in communications might work as writers and editors, journalists, and producers of multimedia materials.
The American Historical Association posts on its Web site several reports and essays of interest to history majors and historians. Topics range from "Redefining Historical Scholarship" to "Why Study History?" The Association also sells numerous publications. Titles include "The Constitution and Economic Change," "Ethnicity and Immigration," and "Intellectual and Cultural History." For more information, contact the Association, 400 A St. SE., Washington, DC 20003-3889; (202) 544-2422. To visit its Web site, set your browser to www.theaha.org.
A great tool available online and in print format at most public/academic libraries is the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2008-09 edition. It is published by US Bureau of Labor Statistics. I found both of the above statements listed by searching 'geography' and 'history degree' http://www.bls.gov/OCO/