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Old 11-19-2017, 04:15 AM
 
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What would a person with a master in Geography work in?
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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The first things that come to mind are cartography, and urban planning. Why?
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:15 AM
 
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Geographic information systems (like GPS), although many GIS majors are specifically called GIS, not geography.

A geography major could also work in real estate.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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Geographic information systems (like GPS), although many GIS majors are specifically called GIS, not geography.

A geography major could also work in real estate.
Surveyor and planner, but that degree alone probably won't get a decent pay job. GIS is becoming more important and with your degree and coursework in GIS, or better yet a GIS certificate would help a lot. Many public agencies, and private industry consulting firms are hiring people to do GIS work, especially airports and utilities.
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Old 11-20-2017, 01:35 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It depends on what your area of concentration within Geography would be, and what your other coursework has been in. International development is one field available some go into. That would be working for non-profits, or for government agencies (or former gov't agences that have become non-profits, after the conservative Congress in the 90's slashed foreign aid). Of course, for that type of career, it's helpful to know a foreign language or two.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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What would a person with a master in Geography work in?
Serving fries out of a window.
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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What would a person with a master in Geography work in?
Anything that involves mapping on Earth or, conceptually, some other world. Even if one is mapping something's vascular system, that is still potentially geography.

Getting more down to the money.........

......a few years ago, INTERPOL was looking for GIS people. I don't see a job specifically calling for that now BUT this one might use GIS:

https://interpol.recruitmentplatform...&mask=interext

Ie, something I pictured for a doctoral was programming something like ARCGIS to predict border penetration points for smuggling. Personally, I would probably approach that by trying to build a psychological cybernetic construct of how smugglers' think (no small task) and then tie it into ARCGIS....but that's just a thought.

One of my classmates went to work for a GIS company. Myself, I don't work in my degree, but my capstone for my MAG was testing a new map technology for SWAT teams responding to a hostage situation.

One word of advice is that while oceanography is potentially also geography, if you want to work in oceanography, then get an oceanography degree. Even if you have a geography degree loaded with oceanography, you still have a geography degree and you won't survive the paper cut session when they start going through applications.

Get the degree for what you want to work in. Learn how to sell yourself for what degree you have.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Oregon, formerly Texas
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Knowing how to map phenomena is a valuable skill if you can sell it right.

A friend of mine with a geography degree went to work for a company that consulted with retailers on where to place stores. They'd set up cameras and track license plates to determine what intersections affluent people were driving by the most.

That was pre-recession; I don't know what he's doing now, but he made 6 figures doing that at the time. I imagine those tools combined with more sophisticated means of gathering personal data are even more lucrative today.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Rathdrum, ID
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Anything that involves mapping on Earth or, conceptually, some other world...
Yup. I have my masters in Geography, as well as an undergraduate minor in Geography, (major was Computer Science). The masters helped me greatly in my employment career, which was the application of satellite remote sensing imagery to the study of the earth's renewable and non-renewable resources. This was on different research projects at a NASA center. (I am retired now, after a 34-year career 'playing' with satellite images.)

The masters also allowed me to teach at the local community college in the geography department. Did that for thirteen years before I retired.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:40 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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Geographic information systems (like GPS), although many GIS majors are specifically called GIS, not geography.

A geography major could also work in real estate.
Friend of mine got this degree (a bachelors only) and has never been able to use it. Seems unlikely he ever will, although it may be premature to say that when he's only 32. Another semi-friend got a Ph. D in geography and is now lecturing at a university, albeit in economics AFAIK
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