Department of Geosciences - Careers in Geography

A degree in Geography or GIS studies will prepare you to work in a diversity of fields. Almost any issue can be looked at from a geographical perspective. Marketing. Crime. Health. Conservation. Education. Politics. Tourism. Retailing. Transport. Social services. The list could go on. And that's why a geography background can be relevant to employment in any of those fields, and many more. Spatial data systems, for example, have become a basic necessity for many organizations. Whether you're technology-minded, or more into social science, the reality is that geographical knowledge and skills - or a basic awareness of geographical ways of thinking - can be useful and relevant in any number of occupations.

Geography Career Outlooks from National Organizations

Careers in Geography — Association of American Geographers
What can you do as a geographer? — Association of American Geographers
Careers in Geography Institute of Australian Geographers
URISA 2000 Salary Survey for IT/GIS Professionals

Job Search Information and Career Opportunities Listings

 Visit the Geosciences Job posting and Resources page to view current job openings and additional resources for job searches as well as career building opportunities.

Western US GIS Job Search Page
Careers in GIS from
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Job Openings
The Monster Board
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Geo Job Source 
GeoSearch, Inc. - Professional Recruitment Services
Geotimes Classifieds
GIS Employment Resources
Earthworks - Jobs
URISA 2011 Salary Survey for IT/GIS Professionals
Careers in GIS from
Jobs in Higher Education
Employment Resources in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Oceanic Sciences

Additional career assistance is available through FHSU Career Services.


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