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Geography

Geography is the study of the interrelationships between the earth and its people. Geography is considered both a social and a natural science. It focuses on climate, land, water, space, mineral resources, population density, changes in environment, and how man adapts to them.


Career Opportunities

  • Aerial Photographer
  • Interpreter
  • Facilities Planner
  • Land Developer
  • Site Researcher
  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • Forestry Technician
  • Land Economist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Air/Water Quality Control Manager
  • Geographer
  • Land-Use Analyst
  • Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Geographic Area Specialist
  • Location Expert
  • Systems Analyst
  • Compiler
  • Geographic Attache'
  • Map Analyst
  • Map Editor
  • Teacher
  • Climatologist
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Map Curator/Librarian
  • Traffic Manager
  • Coastal Zone Manager
  • Geophysics Assistant
  • Transportation Analyst
  • Community Developer
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • College/University Professor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Computer Mapper
  • Health Services Planner
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Travel Agent/Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Health Services Organization Manager
  • Outdoor Guide
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Demographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Park Ranger
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Earth Scientist
  • Industrial Developer
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Industrial Planner
  • Property Manager
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Public Utilities Specialist
  • Zoning Investigator
  • Environmental Impact Analyst
  • International Business Representative
  • Agent/Broker/Appraiser
  • Environmental Quality Specialist
  • International Investment Analyst

Related Skills

  • Plan long-term projects
  • Interview skills
  • Gather & organize data
  • Summarize results
  • Develop project designs
  • Understand group dynamics
  • Examine data
  • Write clearly
  • Write grant proposals
  • Observe human interactions
  • Conduct field studies
  • Present/defend position
  • Evaluation
  • Recognize similarities
  • Apply non-intrusive methods
  • Communicate across cultures
  • Maintain records
  • Surveying & sampling
  • Computer modeling
  • Understand societies
  • Identify value systems
  • Utilize statistical applications

Hiring Institutions

  • Engineering Firms
  • Travel Agencies
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Scientific and Research Groups
  • Textbook and Map Publishing Companies
  • Airline Companies
  • Agricultural Organizations
  • Federal and State Agencies
  • Urban Planners
  • Consulting Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Forestry and Mining Firms
  • Utility Companies

Personal Attributes


Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

OU Department of Geography
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geography
GIScareers.com
Resources for Geographers
Careers in Geography
Earthworks-jobs.com
Environmental Careers