Geography and Planning Careers

What Careers Exist in Geography? Individuals with training in geography and planning work in a variety of fields including education, business, industry, urban planning, historic preservation, and government.  Recent geography and planning majors at West Liberty have gone on to earn masters degrees and doctorates in geography.

Geography and planning graduates go on to careers in:

  • Economic Geography
    • Location Expert
    • Market Researcher
    • Traffic Manager/Route Manager
    • Real Estate Agent/Broker/Appraiser
  • Environmental; Geography
    • Environmental Manager
    • Forestry Technician
    • Park Ranger
    • Hazardous Waste Planner
  • Geographic Education
    • College Professor
    • Overseas Teacher
  • Geographic Technology
    • Cartographer/Computer Mapper
    • Geographic Information System Specialist
    • Remote-Sensing Analyst
  • Human and Cultural
    • Peace Corps Volunteer
    • Community Developer
    • Map Librarian
  • Physical Geography
    • Weather Forecaster
    • Outdoor Guide
    • Coastal Zone Manager
    • Soil Conservationist/Agricultural Extension Agent
    • Hydrologist
  • Regional Geography
    • Area Specialist (State Department, CIA)
    • International Business Representative
    • Travel Agent
  • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Urban and Community Planner
    • Transportation Planner
    • Health Services Planner