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Careers in Geography

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What can you do with a degree in Geography? 

​According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field of geospatial technologies is an emerging, high growth industry. Career opportunities include local, state and federal government agencies, as well as private sector jobs:

Economic Geography

Site Selection Analyst
Real Estate Consultant
Transportation Planner
Travel and Tourism Planner

Cultural & Human Geography

Historic Preservationist
Urban/Regional Planner
Land Use Analyst
Housing Development Analyst
Peace Corps Volunteer
Foreign Service Officer

Environmental Geography

Environmental Impact Analyst
Emergency Management Specialist
Outdoor Recreation Management Specialist
Waste Management Specialist
National Park Ranger
Forestry Technician

Geospatial Techniques

Geographic Information System Specialist
Remote Sensing Analyst

For more information, check out the Association of American Geographers Careers Website , Jobs and Careers in Geography  or CareerOneStop- GIS Technicians.

Even if you are not interested in majoring in geography, geospatial technology is a skill that you can use in your field of study. To explore how geosptial technologies are used in various industries, check out Esri's Industry Website