I started out working in Air Quality studies as a subcontractor for the EPA but ended up in business Information Technology for most of my career. Years ago they were desperate for computer programmers and I was desperate to make money so it was a good fit. Business IT has transformed over the years and is not nearly the intellectual challenge it used to be. So if you can stay in geography related work, choose that. You will be happier in the long run. I made a good living and can't complain. I was a non-traditional student, working and attending KU. I didn't graduate until I was 29 years old. KU and the Geography Department were always great to me and accommodated my special needs. I have never forgotten that and have been donating in thanks for many years. Go Jayhawks. Still love you, man.