Careers in Geography
What can you do with a geography degree from Illinois State University? Just about anything.
Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment. Geography is unique in linking the social sciences and natural sciences together.
Our graduates become:
- Cartographers and photogrammetrists
- Urban and regional planners
- Natural resource managers
- Environmental analysts and consultants
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts
- Remote sensing analysts
- Teachers and professors
- Surveying and mapping technicians
Where geographers work
What geographers make
For more information on the outlook for geographers and related occupations, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Learn more about Careers in Geography from the American Association of Geographers.