What can I do with a degree in Geography?
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Geographers utilize a variety of technologies to generate maps, and to store, analyze and interpret map information.
- Cartography and Geovisualization
- Geographic information Systems and other geospatial technologies
- Remote Sensing
- Federal Government Agencies: Department of Defense, Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and State, Defense Mapping, National Aeronautics, Space Administration, Central Intelligence Agency
- State and Regional Government Agencies: Departments of Transportation or Agriculture
- Private Industry, including telephone, utilities, construction, engineering, energy, environmental planning and consulting firms
- Map Publishers
- Mapping Software Companies
- Colleges and Universities
- Take courses in surveying and measurements, computer science, computer systems, database management, technical mathematics, drafting, statistics, optics, remote sensing, art and graphic design.
- Learn to be detail-oriented.
- Gain experience reading maps and interpreting data sources including geological surveys and satellite images.
- Seek related experience, such as part-time job or internship, to develop technical skills.
- Investigate federal, state and local government job application processes.