Geographers


Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Also called: Environmental Affairs Corporate Director, Geographic Information Systems Program Director (GIS Program Director), Supervisory Geographer

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • geography
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Integrity
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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