• For members of the Association of American Geographers: AAG.
  • Careers at ESRI-GIS, environmental, forestry, energy: Earthworks-Jobs.
  • What you need to know about Careers in Geography.
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Career Guide

Geography graduates have careers in a broad range of areas. Careers are available in management, planning and research in government, commercial and public sectors. Many of these jobs exist in the following categories: cartography, remote sensing, urban and regional planning, housing and community development, retail site location, computer mapping, geographic information systems, environmental analysis, climatology, and resource conservation. Here are a few more specific examples of careers that our graduates might be interested in:


  • College Professor
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Business Location Analyst

Travel and Tourism

  • Area Specialist
  • Tourism Planner
  • International Business Representative
  • Travel Agent

Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

  • Urban and Community Planner
  • Applications Developer
  • Regional Development Coordinator
  • Zoning Administrator
  • Airport Planner

Environmental Studies

  • Park Ranger
  • Hazardous-waste planner
  • Forestry technician
  • Public Lands Manager

Cartography and GIS

  • GIS Analyst
  • Applications Developer
  • Image Analyst
  • Cartographer

Global Studies

  • International Trade and Development
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Environmental Protection
  • Relief Services