Geography

Geography Career Trends

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Careers in conservation, demography, transportation, land-use planning, soil science and tourism management are open to geography graduates. The skills of map interpretation, remote sensing and data analysis that are developed in undergraduate geography programs are the basis of the more advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Many universities offer courses in GIS in the senior years of the program.

With an undergraduate degree:

  • Currently, chances of these graduates finding work in occupations in which they usually look for work are rated "Fair"...Over the next five years, this outlook is not expected to change… These graduates are expected to have more success when searching for jobs as urban and land use planners in the professional services sector of the economy. (http://www.emploiavenir.ca/fos/M830.shtml) With a graduate degree: Some graduates found work teaching at universities and in elementary/secondary schools. Others found work as programmers or systems analysts, mapping and related technologists or physical science professionals. They worked in educational institutions, government departments or tourism institutes or in the scientific and technical services industry. Currently, chances of these graduates finding work in occupations in which they usually look for work are rated "Good"…Over the next five years, this outlook is not expected to change...
  • These graduates are expected to have more success when searching for jobs as urban and land use planners in the professional services and construction sectors, which are expected to grow strongly over time.

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