Careers in Geography

Geographers have a wide range of career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Here is a list of some of the many different kinds of jobs that people with geography degrees hold. To find out what kinds of jobs UMass Geography alumni do, click  here.  Please scroll down below the list to find links to useful websites which provide more information about jobs for geographers.

  • Agricultural Manager
  • Land Economist
  • Urban Planning
  • Climatology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
  • Emergency Management (FEMA)
  • Park Ranger (National Park Service, US Forest Service)
  • Ecologist
  • Conservationist
  • Cartography
  • Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Geomorphology
  • College/University Professorship
  • Zoology

Links to Job Resources

Association of American Geographers

UMass Amherst Career Center Geography Page
UMASS Lowell Geography Careers Page
Careers In Geography at About.com
Government Positions