A degree in geography from the SGRR University opens many new doors in terms of your career choices. This section of website looks at some of the careers chosen by geographers and gives you some information about what the jobs can involve.
Often directly relating to a geography degree, and working with the world around you, these careers link directly to many of the modules available to you through the Geography department. They build on the skills and knowledge learnt directly from your modules. Many roles in this sector will require the use of mapping or analysis software.
Getting into these careers may rely on having the appropriate skills from the modules you choose, so think about this when choosing subjects throughout your degree.
- City/Regional Planning Offices
- Conservation Agencies in State, Country
- Geographical information systems officer
- Landscape architect
- Transport planner
- Planning and development surveyor
- Remote Sensing Analyst
- Secondary school teacher
- Town planner
- Urban Planner
- University lecturer
Society and Settlement
Roles in these sectors are constantly changing as high profile issues are brought in and out of focus, with funding for projects sometimes dependent on government policy or charitable giving. Development work may be long term projects, short term humanitarian relief, or a short term gap year vacation project and may involve working in economical backward areas. So if you are more social by nature and have a master degree in Geography so the following fields are waiting for you to change the world.
- Community Development Agencies
- Emergency Management for Government & Non -Government Agency
- Humanitarian Programme Manager
- Recycling officer
- Tourism officer
- Disaster Manager/worker
- Flood Manager
- Youth worker
Environment and Development
The places we live in and the interactions between people in these areas are often the focus of geographical study. These careers may relate directly to BA modules offered as part of your degree course. Work in society generally involves a lot of contact with people and the general public. Higher level posts in organisations in this sector may include managerial and strategic posts.
- Environmental Manager
- Environmental consultant
- Sustainability consultant
- Nature conservation officer
- Water conservation officer
- Waste Management officer
Business and Culture
Business careers tend to rely on transferrable skills and may need further study, extra training or a graduate scheme to add to your skill base. This sector opens up opportunities for foreign travel, experiencing different cultures. It poses exciting new challenges and needs a graduate & post graduate who is not put off by new challenges and can work with a customer-focused approach.
- Expedition Leader
- Tour guide
- TV Researcher
- Market researcher