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Geography

What you can do with this minor

If you are considering entering the field of Geography, then you should consider going on to graduate school, where there are more opportunities for Geographic Information System (GIS) skills and experience. The job market is really hungry right now for people with experience with GIS.

The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Geography students:

Aerial Photo Interpreter, Cartographer, Climatologist, Community Developer, Computer Mapper, Demographer, Earth Scientist, Ecologist, Environmental Impact Analyst, Environmental Quality Specialist, Forestry Technician, Geographer, Geographic Area Specialist, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, Hazardous-Waste Planner, Hydrologist, Industrial Planner, International Business Representative, Land Developer, Land Economist, Map Analyst, Map Curator/Librarian, Map Editor, Natural Resource Specialist, Park Ranger, Peace Corps Volunteer, Property Manager, Site Researcher, Soil Conservationist, Surveyor, Teacher, Urban/Regional Planner, Zoning Investigator

The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Geography students:

Planning agencies, Wisconsin Public Services (WPS), Defense Mapping Agency, the paper industries will occasionally hire our students, or most go to graduate school for a Geography degree.

Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook for these occupations? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook, for Geographers and GIS technicians.