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Careers in Geography

Geography is an extremely broad discipline that encompasses virtually all of the social, natural, and environmental sciences. As a result, people with geography degrees are engaged in an extensive array of careers. These include:

  • Market Researcher
  • Environmental Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Cartographer/Computer Mapper
  • GIS Specialist
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Community Developer
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Military Intelligence
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • Hydrologist
  • Community/Urban/Regional Planner
  • Regional Development
  • Economic Development
  • Location Analyst
  • Health Services Planner
  • Transportation Planner
  • Climate Researcher
  • Medical Geographer
  • Geography Educator (K-12)
  • University Professor
  • Forecast Meteorologist
  • International Business
  • Historian
  • Geopolitical Analyst
  • US Census Bureau
  • US State Department