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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Geography?

"Geography tells what is where, why and what of it." - Isaiah Bowman

Areas of Focus

Geographers – analyze distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on a local, regional, continental, and global scales
Economic geographers – study the distribution of resources and economic activities
Political geographers – focus on the relationship of geography to political phenomena
Cultural geographers – study the geography of cultural phenomena
Physical geographers – examine variations in climate, vegetation, soil, and landforms and their implication for human activity
Urban & transportation geographers – study cities and metropolitan areas
Medical geographers – investigate health care delivery systems, epidemiology and the effects of the environment on health
GIS – Geographic Information Systems Technology

 

Career Titles

Archaeologist
Cartographer
Computer Simulation Model Designer
Demographer
Marketing Researcher
Climatologist
Paleontologist
Soil Scientist
Geologist
Seismologist
Land-use Planner
Civic Engineer
Aquarist
Petroleum Engineer
Meteorologist
Botanist
Systems Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Geographer
Funeral Director
Medical Assistant
Public Administrator
Bicultural Program Specialist
Museum Education Director
Congressional Committee Staff Sirector
Teacher
State/Federal Government Policy Analyst
Urban/Regional Planner
College Administrator
Social Worker
Foreign Service Officer
Military Officer
Restoration Carpenter
Wildlife Biologist
Transportation Planner
Community Development Analyst
Editor
Technical Writer
International Agency Representative
National/State Park Interpreter
Journalist/Travel Writer
Market Analyst
Pastor
Statistician
Therapist: Group or Recreation
Vocational Guidance Assistant
Attorney
Environmental Impact Assessment Researcher
Travel Agent/Guide
Human Resources Manager
Marketing Manager
Advertising Account Executive
Executive Search Consultant
Salesperson
Environmental Scientist/Engineer
Navigation Equipment Specialist
Airline Pilot
Farmer
Real Estate Developer
Banker/Trust Officer
Anthropologist
Geophysicist
Internal Economist
Oceanographer
Photogrammetric Technician
Photographer
Geomorphologist
Historian
Landscape Architect
Petrologist
Sociologist
Surveyor
Aerial Photo Interpreter
Land Developer
Coastal Zone Manager
Hazardous Waste Planner
Hydrologist
Peace Corp Volunteer

 

Career Related Websites

GIS Connection

Geo Job Source  

MonsterTRAK  

Earthworks-jobs.com  

Careers in geography  

Geo Search Inc.

GISjobs.com

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse 

USA jobs

Geography as a Discipline

Resources for Geographers

National Imagery & Mapping Agency (formerly the Defense Mapping Agency)

US Army Corps of Engineers

Association of American Geographers