What are some career options in geography?

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What are some career options in geography?

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Answer:

  • Area specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Emergency management specialist
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Geodatabase manager
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician
  • Geography researcher
  • Geography teacher
  • Geoprocessing specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Land economist
  • Land surveyor
  • Location analyst
  • Map editor
  • Natural resources manager
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Transportation manager
  • Urban planner
  • Water quality analyst

Most of the aforementioned jobs require at least a bachelor's degree and/or a specialized certification, while some of the more advanced positions necessitate a master's or doctorate.

Types of organizations that frequently hire geographers include local, state and federal governments; real estate developers; research institutes; law firms; agribusiness corporations; insurance companies; consulting firms; schools and universities; map publishers; outdoor recreation companies; international businesses; nonprofits; and more.

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