Geographers find employment in a broad variety of public and private sector organizations. These include but are not limited to urban and regional planning, mapping, resource management, economic development and transportation agencies as well as private sector consulting and financial institutions and industrial firms.

Some of the jobs that are commonly found by geographers are:

  • Aerial photo interpreter
  • Ecologist
  • Marketing analyst
  • Airline cargo marketing
  • Economic development analyst
  • Recreational resource planner
  • Airlines researcher
  • Economist
  • Regional planner
  • Real estate appraiser
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Research analyst
  • Business analyst
  • GIS database manager
  • Retailing and marketing
  • Cartographer
  • Hazardous waste specialist
  • Teacher
  • Community developer
  • Health care planner
  • Telecommunications
  • Computer cartographer
  • Human resources and public relations
  • Tourism
  • Computing
  • Land surveyor
  • Traffic and Transportation
  • Developper
  • Map editor
  • Urban development and Planning
  • Insurance data analyst
  • Map librarian
  • Water resource specialist

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Last Modified: April 24, 2019