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Select, Find and Prepare for Geography Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Geography careers/jobs, (2) Find Geography job listings, (3) Prepare for Geography careers, and (4) Provide Geography career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Geography careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Geography Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Geography careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Geography, so relevant Geography jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Geography Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Geography Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Geography careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 30 Geography Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

1) Select a Career/Job

7 Geography careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Geography-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Geography-Related Jobs

Computer and Information Research Scientists 21.9% Transportation Geographer
Occupation: Computer and Information Research Scientists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 21.9% Geography-Related Jobs: Transportation Geographer
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 8.1% Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Occupation: Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.1% Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7.5% World Geography Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.5% Geography-Related Jobs: World Geography Teacher
Anthropologists and Archeologists 7.4% Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Occupation: Anthropologists and Archeologists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.4% Geography-Related Jobs: Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 6.3% Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Occupation: Geography Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.3% Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 5.4% Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.4% Geography-Related Jobs: Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Geographers 1.1% Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer
Occupation: Geographers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 1.1% Geography-Related Jobs: Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer

11 Geography careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Geography-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Geography-Related Jobs

Computer and Information Research Scientists $ 126,830 Transportation Geographer
Occupation: Computer and Information Research Scientists National Median Salary: $ 126,830 Geography-Related Jobs: Transportation Geographer
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists $ 107,210 Research Geographer
Occupation: Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists National Median Salary: $ 107,210 Geography-Related Jobs: Research Geographer
Wind Energy Engineers $ 103,380 Wind Energy Analyst, GIS Analyst
Occupation: Wind Energy Engineers National Median Salary: $ 103,380 Geography-Related Jobs: Wind Energy Analyst, GIS Analyst
Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians $ 92,870 CADD GIS Technician (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Geographic Information Systems Technician); Field GIS Technician (Field Geographic Information Systems Technician); Geographic Information Systems Geographer (GIS Geographer)
Occupation: Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians National Median Salary: $ 92,870 Geography-Related Jobs: CADD GIS Technician (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Geographic Information Systems Technician); Field GIS Technician (Field Geographic Information Systems Technician); Geographic Information Systems Geographer (GIS Geographer)
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $ 89,220 Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Occupation: Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 89,220 Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Geographers $ 85,430 Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer
Occupation: Geographers National Median Salary: $ 85,430 Geography-Related Jobs: Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $ 82,330 Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Occupation: Geography Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 82,330 Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists $ 68,380 Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists National Median Salary: $ 68,380 Geography-Related Jobs: Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Anthropologists and Archeologists $ 66,130 Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Occupation: Anthropologists and Archeologists National Median Salary: $ 66,130 Geography-Related Jobs: Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $ 60,810 World Geography Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education National Median Salary: $ 60,810 Geography-Related Jobs: World Geography Teacher
Remote Sensing Technicians $ 52,460 Senior GIS Analyst
Occupation: Remote Sensing Technicians National Median Salary: $ 52,460 Geography-Related Jobs: Senior GIS Analyst

11 Geography careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Geography-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Geography-Related Jobs

Anthropologists and Archeologists 5 Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Occupation: Anthropologists and Archeologists Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Applied Anthropologist; Applied Cultural Anthropologist; Forensic Anthropologist; Medical Anthropologist; Physical Anthropologist; Political Anthropologist; Research Anthropologist
Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Occupation: Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Anthropology Professor; Forensic Anthropologist; Human Geography Instructor; Sociocultural Anthropology Professor
Computer and Information Research Scientists 5 Transportation Geographer
Occupation: Computer and Information Research Scientists Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Transportation Geographer
Geographers 5 Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer
Occupation: Geographers Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Economic Geographer; GIS Geographer (Geographic Information Systems Geographer); Physical Geographer; Political Geographer; Professor of Geography; Supervisory Geographer
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Occupation: Geography Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Cultural Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Faculty Member; Human Geography Instructor; Human Geography Professor; Physical Geography Professor; World Geography Instructor
Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists 5 Research Geographer
Occupation: Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists Education/Preparation: 5 Geography-Related Jobs: Research Geographer
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 4 Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Occupation: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists Education/Preparation: 4 Geography-Related Jobs: Zone Geographic Information System Coordinator (Zone GIS Coordinator)
Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians 4 CADD GIS Technician (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Geographic Information Systems Technician); Field GIS Technician (Field Geographic Information Systems Technician); Geographic Information Systems Geographer (GIS Geographer)
Occupation: Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians Education/Preparation: 4 Geography-Related Jobs: CADD GIS Technician (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Geographic Information Systems Technician); Field GIS Technician (Field Geographic Information Systems Technician); Geographic Information Systems Geographer (GIS Geographer)
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4 World Geography Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Education/Preparation: 4 Geography-Related Jobs: World Geography Teacher
Remote Sensing Technicians 4 Senior GIS Analyst
Occupation: Remote Sensing Technicians Education/Preparation: 4 Geography-Related Jobs: Senior GIS Analyst
Wind Energy Engineers 4 Wind Energy Analyst, GIS Analyst
Occupation: Wind Energy Engineers Education/Preparation: 4 Geography-Related Jobs: Wind Energy Analyst, GIS Analyst

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 30 specific Geography jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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