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What are the employment prospects as a Geographer?

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RE: What are the employment prospects as a Geographer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Geographers use their knowledge and skills in folloowing areas and can choose to work in any of the below are :-

Environmental Management - Various environmental assessment, cleanup and management companies exist throughout the world today. A geogrpaher brings excellent skills for project management and the development of reports like environmental impact reports. It has tremendous growth opportunities.

Climatology - People with education in geogrpahy can also find employment in meteorological departments, news media, the weather channels and other government entities.

GIS Specialist - With the increased usage of geogrpahical information system and satellite technology in almost every sphere of life , state governments are often in need of experienced GIS professionals. Central government agencies hire geogrphers for mapping , intelligence work and remote sensing interpretation.


Urban Planning- State and local governments emply geogrpahers on planning and development commissions.

Cartography- Book & atlas publishers, government agencies , map publishers, travel agencies , news papers and others are looking for cartographers to help produce maps.

Transportation Management - There are option available in local government , transit shipping , logisyics and transportation companies for aperson with transporattaion geogrpahy specialisation.

Writing/ Research/ Journalism- One could become atravel writer for newspapers or magaziners.

Teaching - Teaching in various institutions is als one of the good option available to post graduates in geography.

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