“While it is easy to understand getting excited about maps, different cultures and environments, and even being better citizens through geography, it is harder to see how geographic knowledge can lead to good jobs or meaningful careers. In recent years, people have discovered that large numbers of societal problems have geographic dimensions, and that education and training in geography provides essential skills and knowledge for real-world problem solving. As a result, geography has become a necessary ingredient in hundreds of different jobs. This assortment of careers helps demonstrate the wide array of employment opportunities that exist for graduates with education in the field of geography. Within this publication, careers are divided into a number of different employment categories, including:
- Geography Education
- Environmental Geography
- Geospatial Technologies
- Land Use Planning
Many students enjoy geography classes but aren’t sure about what they can do with this geography degree. This StoryMap from the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education is an excellent resource. Additionally, the American Association of Geographers career page is a phenomenal resource.