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Future Careers 303
Future Careers
Many people get excited about maps, cultures and the environmental issues, and want to know how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs and meaningful careers. In recent years people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions and that a geography education provides essential skills for real-world problem solving.
The following list contains a representative sample of job titles that a geographer might have. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
Aerial Photo Interpreter
GIS programmer
Property manager
Air/water quality control manager
GIS Database Management
Public Utilities specialist
Hazardous waste planner
Real Estate Agent/Broker/Appraiser
Cartography Compiler
Health Services planner
Remote Sensing Analyst
Services organization manager
Coastal Zone Manager
Industrial developer
Site Researcher
College/University Professor
Industrial planner
Soil conservationist
Community developer
Intelligence agent
Surveyor location expert
Computer mapper
International Business Representative
Systems Analyst
Computer programmer
International Investment Analyst
Land developer
Traffic manager
Earth Scientist
Land Economist
Transportation analyst
Environmental Impact Analyst
Land-Use Analyst
Travel agent/specialist
Environmental Quality Specialist
Map curator/librarian
Urban Regional planner
Park Ranger
Weather forecaster
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