Potential Careers

Geographers have certain research and data collection skills that are essential in the workforce. These careers will help the world understand climate patterns, land formation patterns, and natural occurrences. 

Geography Careers

Tour Guide
Tour guides provide information on cultural, historical, and contemporary heritage to clients and groups. They mostly work at important museums, historical sites, and geographic sites.

Geophysicist
Geophysicists mostly work outdoors to study seismic characteristics of the Earth. Their methods can be used to find valuable natural resources and minerals or determine potential environmental hazards.

Geotechnical Engineer
Geotechnical engineers use scientific processes to examine the formation of the earth beneath residential, commercial, or industrial structures. They help determine where to place welling drills, construction sites, storage facilities, and water flows.

Cartographer
Cartographers analyze and interpret information to create maps and charts. They use ground surveys, aerial photographs, sextants, copmaseses, and satellite images to accurately report geographic features in their work.

Demographer
Demographers use research to study populations of people. They examine population patterns including mortality rates, migration, fertility, and workforce trends. They often work in an office setting but travel to collect data.

Geointelligence Specialist
Geointelligence specialists use geospatial data, targets, and images to study human activity on earth. This intelligence is used to determine humanitarian response, strategic defense, or security.

Geodesist
Geodesists measure the geometric shape, spatial orientation, and gravity field of the earth. They survey land and sea to calculate planetary processes, geographic coordinates, and the rise of the ocean's surface.

Geography and Science Careers

Climatologist
Climatologists work closely with scientists to study research and evaluate scientific data regarding the climate. They determine climate change effects of environmental regulations to suggest improvements.

Environmental Scientist
Environmental Scientists determine research methods, collect samples, and analyze data to find and fix environmental problems. These scientists work with government officials, public administrations, and businesses to comply with environmental policies.

Remote Sensing Scientist
Remote Sensing Scientists work with sensors to analyze geographical features and assist in natural resource management, urban planning, and climate prediction. They work with radars, light detection tools, and sensors to better understand their areas.

Geographic Information Scientist
Geographic Information Scientists manage geographic information systems (GIS) that collect data about geographic and spatial features. Data collected from these systems is used to create maps, locate special geographic features, and monitor environmental conservation.