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.

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Occupational Tasks ·  Create and modify maps, graphs, or diagrams, using geographical information software and related equipment, and principles of cartography such as coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales.
· Write and present reports of research findings.
· Develop, operate, and maintain geographical information (GIS) computer systems, including hardware, software, plotters, digitizers, printers, and video cameras.
· Locate and obtain existing geographic information databases.
· Analyze geographic distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on local, regional, continental, or global scales.
· Teach geography.
· Gather and compile geographic data from sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
· Conduct fieldwork at outdoor sites.
· Study the economic, political, and cultural characteristics of a specific region's population.
· Provide consulting services in fields including resource development and management, business location and market area analysis, environmental hazards, regional cultural history, and urban social planning.
· Collect data on physical characteristics of specified areas, such as geological formations, climates, and vegetation, using surveying or meteorological equipment.
· Provide geographical information systems support to the private and public sectors.

Educational Requirements: ·  Master's degree

Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Critical Thinking 93%
·  Reading Comprehension 92%
·  Writing 90%
·  Speaking 84%
·  Complex Problem Solving 83%
·  Active Learning 83%
·  Time Management 79%
·  Science 79%
·  Active Listening 79%
·  Instructing 75%