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Opportunities in Geography

The world of geography offers hundreds of interesting and satisfying career opportunities. Many graduates in geography work in geographic information science, remote sensing, mapping, and planning. Employers include local, state, and federal governments, as well as many different industries and businesses who value geographic skills. Geographers are highly valued for their ability to incorporate global and local scale spatial and cultural knowledge. A recent summary of  Careers in Geoscience and Remote Sensing points out the great importance of geography in shaping our world's modern economy. These web links provide a good overview of currently available jobs in geography:

 

Association of American Geographers
About.com Careers in Geography
The Chronicle of Higher Education - Geography
GSA GeoCorps America Positions
Geographers Getting Jobs
Geography Jobs
GISjobs.com
GeoWeb Employment Opportunities
GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Indeed.com GIS Jobs
Jobs for Geographers
Jobs for Geographers Who Don't Know GIS
Opportunities in Geography
The Society for Conservation GIS
USAJOBS- Geography Search  
 

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Internships

An important first step in achieving a career in geography might be an internship, volunteer job, or other part-time opportunity. Many government agencies and non-governmental organizations offer excellent programs for college students and recent graduates. These web links are but a few of the exciting prospects available:

 

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