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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Land Developer
  • Meteorologist
  • Forest Ranger
  • Environmental Attorney
  • Cartographer

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Geography Majors

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Geography Majors

  • GIS Employment Information — GIS Employment Information in the Bay Area from the Bay Area Automated Mapping Association (BAAMA).
  • - a job search and job by e-mail service that is focused on bringing together geographers and employers in need of their talents.
  • GeoWeb Employment Opportunities — Searchable database of jobs in a variety of fields including: GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing (RS), Cartography, Computer Mapping, Maps, Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Natural Resources.
  • Sloan Career Cornerstone Center — Jobs for Geography Majors

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Places of Employment

Geography majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships or part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation. Places of employment for geographers include private industry; federal, state, and local government agencies; and educational institutions.

The following list of employers and job titles was primarily derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested geography majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for geography majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Department of Geography - Portland State University

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