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Careers with Geography



Studying geography opens up a wide range of careers. Find out more about the types of jobs and career paths that geographers can enjoy.



Geographers enter a very wide range of career areas and put simply there is no such thing as a geography job, there are jobs that geographers do. Studying geography provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning.

Skills we learn in Geography


Many students do not realise that geography equips them with a broad range of skills and knowledge, enabling them to make sense of the world.

The skills learnt in geography include: 


   synthesising and communicating information

   problem solving

   managing data


   using a variety of new technology

   thinking critically and creatively

   planning and organising

   research and report writing

   independent inquiry. 



By applying these skills and looking at things geographically, students can understand and work out the best solutions to problems and issues.

What Careers Can I do with Geography?


According to the Royal Geographical Society, Geography graduates have some of the highest rates of graduate employment.


Geography is great for any kind of career that involves the environment, planning, or collecting and interpreting data. Popular careers for people with geography qualifications include: town or transport planning, surveying, conservation, sustainability, waste and water management, environmental planning, tourism, and weather forecasting.


The army, police, government, research organisations, law and business world also love the practical research skills that geographers develop.



Because geographers learn about human and population development, geography can be useful for jobs in charity and international relations too.

For more information on jobs that geography can lead to check out the subject search on the JED (Job Explorer Database) App on your iPad.