Potential Job Titles

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The potential for practicing geography in private enterprise and government has grown considerably in recent years, although few such positions are designated with the title of geographer. Listed below are representative occupational titles.

  • Aerial Photo Interpreter
  • Agricultural Geographer
  • Air Quality Analyst
  • Airlines Researcher
  • Area Specialist
  • Cartographer
  • Cartographic Technician
  • Cartographer-Illustrator
  • Climatologist
  • Community Development Analyst
  • Community Planner
  • Computer Mapping Specialist
  • Demographer
  • Economic Development Analyst
  • Editorial Work and Publishing
  • Environmental Management Specialist
  • Geographic Analyst
  • Geographic Attache
  • Geographic Engineer
  • GIS Analyst/Technician

  • Geographic Planner
  • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Industrial Developer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • International Economist
  • Land Economist
  • Land Use Planner
  • Location Analyst
  • Map Analyst
  • Map Curator
  • Map Librarian
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Newspaper Research
  • Analyst
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Ranger
  • Political Analyst
  • Real Estate Planning and Research Specialist
  • Regional Planner
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Coordinator
  • Research Geographer
  • Research Planner
  • Resource Economist
  • Sales Facilities
  • Site Researcher
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Soil Geographer
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher
  • Terrain Analyst
  • Tourism Developer
  • Transportation Planner
  • Travel Consultant and Planner
  • Urban Planner
  • Utility Mapping Analyst
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Web Master
  • Zoning Administrator