A World of Possibilities
With a degree in geography, you'll have the tools to work for respected companies, for universities, for non-profits, and in public service for local, state, or national governments, in fact the U.S. Bureau of Labor shows that the demand for these skills is expanding rapidly to meet new technological environmental and social needs.
Working as a Geographer
Geographers study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. They conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Many different job titles
Geographers have jobs with titles such as: Earth Observations Chief Scientist (NASA), Environmental Affairs Corporate Director, Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Program Director (GIS Program Director), GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer), GIS Physical Scientist (Geographic Information Systems Physical Scientist), Research Coordinator, Scientist, Supervisory GeographerUse the buttons below to learn more at the AAG Jobs in Geography Center and explore the Occupational Outlook Handbook section on geography-related occupations.