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Careers with a Geography degree

Wondering what career options you have with a Geography degree? We take you through some of the many opportunities available to Geography graduates.

CONTENTS

  1. What can you do with a Geography degree?

  2. Career options

  3. Who employs Geography graduates?

What can you do with a Geography degree?

As a Geography graduate, you have plenty of skills – from strategic planning to commercial awareness – that make you attractive to employers all over the world. A career directly related to the subject could see you working in a role that looks at the climate, environment or many other aspects relevant to the world we live in.

Jobs can be practical where you could work in the field or lab. Or they can be focused on work that takes place primarily on a computer. Sectors include environmental planning, education, transport, international relations, finance, law, charity and healthcare.

Many graduates go into postgraduate study and specialise in specific areas.

Career options

Geography graduates go into careers like:

  • Cartographer
  • Climate scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Geographer
  • Geographical information systems (GIS) officer
  • Geoscientist
  • Researcher
  • Risk analyst
  • Surveyor
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Teacher or lecturer
  • Urban planner

Other potential opportunities include:

  • Computer programmer
  • International aid worker
  • Landscape architect
  • Market researcher
  • Tourism officer
  • Travel agent

Who employs Geography graduates?

Examples of employers looking for graduates with Geography skills:

  • AECOM
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Local councils
  • National Trust
  • Wildlife Trust

Typical employers include universities and schools if you go into research or teaching.

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