Careers for Geographers

The following is a list of selected jobs for Geographers, adapted from the Association of American Geographers.

  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Air Quality Analyst
  • Airline Cargo Marketing Executive
  • Airlines Researcher
  • Appraiser
  • Area Specialist
  • Avalanche Specialist in a U.S. National Forest
  • Biogeographer
  • Budget Planning and Policy Manager
  • Business Geographic Analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Climatologist
  • Community Development Analyst
  • Computer Mapping Specialist
  • Conservation Education Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Demographer 
  • Director of Industrial Development
  • Director of Planning and Zoning
  • Economic Development Analyst
  • Energy Analyst
  • Engineer, Photogrammetric
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environment Planner
  • Field Data Capture Specialist
  • Geodesist at the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency
  • Geographer at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Geographer at the U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • Geographer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Geographer at the U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Geographer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Geographer at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Geographer at the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Geographer for a water management district
  • Geographer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Geographer for the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center
  • Geographer for the U.S. Forest Service
  • Geographer, Consulting
  • Geographic Reference and Map Librarian
  • Geographic Specialist at the U.S. Department of State
  • Geography Education Specialist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geopolitical Specialist
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Coordinator
  • GIS Program Manager
  • Hotel Concierge
  • Hydrologist
  • Insurance Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst at the U.S. National Photo Interpretation Center
  • Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency
  • International Aid Worker
  • Land Scientist (Consulting)
  • Land Surveyor
  • Land Use Planner
  • Location Analyst
  • Map Analyst
  • Map Librarian
  • Map Curator
  • Mapping Designer
  • Mapping Specialist
  • Market Development Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Natural Historian
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Physical Scientist
  • Planner
  • Planning Information Director
  • Political Analyst
  • Pollution Control Specialist
  • Project Planner
  • Ranger in a U.S. National Park
  • Real Estate Appraiser, Planner or Research Analyst
  • Recycling Coordinator
  • Redevelopment Coordinator
  • Regional Planner
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Research Analyst for a regional gas and electric company
  • Research Meteorologist, U.S. National Climatic Data Center
  • Research Scientist, U. S. National Weather Service
  • Resource Development Director
  • Resource Economist
  • Resources Planner
  • Risk Analyst
  • Sales Facilities Research Analyst
  • Site Researcher
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Supervising Topographic Engineer
  • Surveying Technician
  • Teacher
  • Tourism Developer
  • Traffic Management Specialist
  • Transportation Planner
  • Travel Consultant and Planner
  • Water Conservation Planner
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Water Resources Planner
  • Wetlands Conservation Supervisor
  • Zoning Administrator
  • Zoning Enforcement Inspector