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According to the Association of American Geographers, Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.
There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence - how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's surface. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. They forecast the weather, manage land and water resources, and analyze and plan for forests, rangelands, and wetlands.
|Aerial Photo Interpreter||Geographic Information Systems||Park Ranger|
|Agricultural Extension Agent||Geophysics Assistant||Peace Corps Volunteer|
|Air/Water Quality Control Manager||Hazardous Waste Planner||Property Manager|
|Cartographer||Health Services Organization Manager||Public Utilities Specialist|
|Cartography Compiler||Health Services Planner||Real Estate Agent/Broker/Appraiser|
|Climatologist||Hydrologist||Remote Sensing Analyst|
|Costal Zone Manager||Industrial Developer||Site Researcher|
|College/Unviersity Professor||Industrial Planner||Soil Conservationist|
|Community Developer||Intelligence Agent||Surveyor|
|Computer Mapper||International Business Representative||Systems Analyst|
|Computer Programmer||International Investment Analyst||Teacher|
|Demographer||Land Developer||Traffic Manager|
|Earth Scientist||Land Economist||Transportation Analyst|
|Ecologist||Land-Use Analyst||Transportation Manager|
|Editor||Location Expert||Travel Agent/Specialist|
|Environment Impact Analyst||Map Analyst||Urban/Regional Planner|
|Facilities Planner||Map Curator/Librarian||Weather Forecaster|
|Forestry Technician||Map Editor||Wildlife Manager|
|Geographer||Market Research Analyst||Writer/Author|
|Geographic Area Specialist||Natural Resources Specialist||Zoning Investigator|
|Geographic Attache||Outdoor Guide|
|Plan Long-term Projects||Interview Skills||Gather, Organize & Examine Data||Summarize Results|
|Develop Project Designs||Understand Group Dynamics||Conduct Field Studies||Write Clearly|
|Write Grant Proposals||Observe Human Interactions||Apply Non-Invasive Methods||Present/Defend Position|
|Evaluation||Recognize Similarities||Computer Modeling||Communicate Points|
|Maintain Records||Surveying & Sampling||Utilize Statistical Applications||Understand Societies|
|Identify Value Systems||Read/Construct Maps/Graphs|
Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
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What Can I do with a Major in Geography? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.
Careers in Geography - Provides an overview of what type of field Geography is and the types of careers you can obtain from majoring in it.
Association of American Geographers - Educate yourself on this association and what it can possibly offer you for your future in the Geography field