Careers in Geography

Indian Paintbrush, ColoradoCareers in Geography - A degree in geography can prepare you to be a:

  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • College / university faculty member
  • Conservation manager
  • Consultant
  • Cultural resource specialist
  • Demographer
  • Ecologist
  • Economic developer
  • Emergency manager
  • Environmental analyst
  • Foreign service officer
  • Geographer
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) manager
  • Geomorphologist
  • Global positioning system (GPS) specialist
  • Historic preservation consultant
  • Hydrologist
  • Image analyst
  • Land use planner
  • Location analyst
  • Map librarian
  • Market researcher
  • Natural resource manager
  • Park ranger
  • Real estate appraiser
  • Surveyor
  • Urban planner
  • Water and natural resource planner

Salary

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of geographers was $72,800 in May 2010

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