can i become a pilot if i do study geography
Careers in Geography - Geography in Careers
This area of the GA website has been created to help you explore geography-related careers with your students including jobs that use geographical skills, jobs that are affected by geography and jobs that exist because of geography. It contains lesson ideas and resources, career case studies and job hunting activities suitable for Key Stages 3-4.
Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all young people:
Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet
These are all incredibly important, but many students don't realise that geography also equips them with a broad range of personal learning and thinking skills (PLTs) such as teamwork, independent enquiry and creative thinking - all highly valued by employers.
Make sure your students are aware of the many benefits of studying geography, and the variety of career opportunities it opens up, by embedding impartial careers education within your curriculum.
The resources here can be used in several contexts, from whole geography lessons to five-minute starters to option time activities. Many of them can be easily adapted for use with other subjects such as ICT or Science or work well as cross-curricular resources.
can i become a pilot if i do study geography
Kobbie, There's nothing specific to stop you becoming a pilot if you study geography. Geography opens up lots of careers because it is a subject that encourages you to explore spatial problems and make decisions from complex data. To qualify to fly will generally be asked for a rounded education with good results in a range of subjects. Knowing where you are is always a bonus as a pilot! You might like to follow up with some research on the RGS-IBG website which is a good source of info on careers.
I hope that helps!
I need to get more information on studying geography with the aim of pursuing a career in hydrology
The best place to get more information on studying geography at University is to go to the RGS-IBG website and explore the directory of Universities. You'll find those that specialise in hydrology so you can get a clearer picture of what you'll need to pursue your chosen career in hydrology. http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study Geography/Study/Directory of University Geography Courses.htm
The RGS website also showcases some people who have hydrology experience. See
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/LandL/Meet Participants/Fieldwork apprentices.htm
Some good leads to follow up there too.
I just got a degree in Geography, and here in Malta, Geography careers are very limited. I am twenty one years old and I am searching for geography related jobs abroad, and my favourite are is Humanistic, especially Transport and Planning. If someone could help me in my searching, it would be muxh appreciated. For contact; email@example.com. Thanks.
Thanks for your comment. Try looking at www.earthworks-jobs.com - that has lots of vacancies in the areas you're interested in.
Hope this helps and good luck with your search!
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i study geograohy at highschool right now, what sort of careers does geograohy open up for you? do you make a lot of money?
Well Paulie, how much money you make all depends on your choices. Some careers of course are better paid than others but you'll also need to think about what might interest, challenge and reward you in other ways as well as financially. Check out the RGS website - see link here. Some very well paid careers to be explored! http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/CareersAndFurtherStudy/Carees and progression with geography/Careers and progression with geography.htm
i have geography as one of my general subject and i am very much interested in disaster management and G.I.S ....... but i do not have any information about this studies can any one please me out by giving proper information in and around India?
Hi I dont know if you can advise on this but i am in my second year now studying Human Geography and am wondering how important it is to have work experience? can i get a job without relevant experience?
I guess on some levels it will depend what kind of job you're going for but I would always say that it's important to get work experience. It gives you a good flavour of different jobs and organisations, helps you learn the basics of a role and it'll look much better on your CV if you have work experience to complement your qualifications.
Hope this helps, and good luck with your degree!
I did my graduation with honours in geography and futher started master but could not complete final semester.I studied in India and don't know if I wil get credit for my education.I shall be very grateful if someone can guide me and let me know what carrers I can pursue.Do I have to study further?
Hi Maneet, Are you interested in a career in Teaching? I'm not quite sure from your question what kind of carweers you want to pursue. Can you give me some more information please. If you are wanting to teach in England then The TDA website is a good place to start for advice. It's certainly worth checking out their website if you haven't been there already. It is general advice rather than geography specific but gives lots of detail, especially about the various routes you can take into teaching. You could try this link where you can call someone for specific advice
Dear sir, my name is Janus Alloin, from Indonesia. I am a civil engineer, but actually since I was a child I was very interested in the science of geography. Is there any overlap between civil engineering and geography? can I continue to the doctoral level courses in geography, although I was basic in civil engineering. Thanks for your attention.
I'm not sure I can adequately answer your question about an overlap between civil engineering and geography at the doctoral level. I think to be honest your question would be better put to a University which is offering the kind of research you are interested in and sounding them out to see what their requirements would be to take up a place. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
I'm going back to college - transfering into my childhood (and ever current) fields of interest - intending to finish with a double major in geography & history. Aside from the jobs that one could get from either the geography major or the history major, what sorts of jobs/careers could one specialize in that would tie both majors together? Thanks.
what are the chances that I will get a job as someones who deals with geographic studies ( like becoming an environmental specialists ) with only a degree in Geography.
Hi Fiona and ShouldBeOnJeopardy!
I've gone to the results of a survey by Esri UK, the leading Geographical Information Systems business, (published November 2010) to partly answer your questions. They surveyed 200 business leaders across the UK public and private sectors and the results showed that the graduate skills/knowledge they are looking for in future employees are critical thinking (78% of businesses leaders), advanced analytical skills (76%), understanding and interpreting complex data (71%), advanced technology skills (57%) and understanding socio-economic environments (54%) – all of which are gained through a geography degree. So you do have a high skill portfolio.
As for combining history and geography I think a good place to start exploring careers is the RGS-IBG website. They have some excellent advice.
I hope this helps.
I hope your organization can help me. I'm a southeast asian living the MidEast. I have a BA degree but not Geography, plus I have a certificate in English teaching and a diploma in travel and tourism. Having recently rediscovered my passion for geography (human geography specifically), I have decided that teaching is the right way for me to express it. I would love to educate secondary or college students. What is the perfect site to search a teaching job in geography? Or do I need a Masters first? If yes, where do I find information on grad studies? Thank you very much for your help.
I think the best advice I can give you is to try the TDA website if you want to teach in England or give them a call on freephone 0800 389 2500. This web link has more information
You can also register online and they’ll send you a straightforward guide to teaching and teacher training, plus regular updates.
I’m not sure what your BA degree is in nor am I sure if your certificate in English teaching relates to UK education so a chat with someone at TDA would be a useful start. The advice is general rather than geography specific but the site gives lots of detail, especially about the various routes you can take into teaching. Your diploma in travel and tourism could be very useful in a geographical context.
For searching for jobs the TES web site is a very good one, offering a large selection of academic, education and teaching job vacancies for schools. http://www.tes.co.uk/jobsHub.aspx?navcode=6
The Royal geographical Society (with IBG) has a section on the website devoted to Universities providing degree courses. This will be a good start for a search of appropriate Masters courses but there are others http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study Geography/Study/Directory of University Geography Courses.htm
Hope that helps
Thank you Mr. John Lyon. I will do as you advised.
Hello, I would like to know if Geographers in UK need any register to work. I have a dregree in Geography, but I've done this in Brazil.
Do you mean a register to work as a teacher or just in general? I think I need a bit more information before I can answer your question properly. However if you are wanting to teach then have a look at the answer I gave Janey. The TDA website is worth a look for ways in to teaching and there are several routes you can choose if you dont have a teaching qualification but do have a degree. Their advice is very good.
sir i am rumpa studyinng m.a. in geography and appering pg diploma in gis remote sensing . please give me more information and suggestion for doing job in this department on my email id and that is firstname.lastname@example.org
i want to become a pilot but i do need to study geography
You say you are studying an MA in geography and a postgraduate diploma in GIS remote sensing . You ask for more information and suggestions for careers in GIS. The career path you might take can be very wide and varied. You can get an idea of this from reading about what studdnts have done after they have graduated. This site at Leeds is a good start
I'd also recommend you explore the ESRI UK site for careers options
I hope that gives you something to start with.
If I'm honest there are no particular subjects that you NEED to study to become a pilot. Airlines seem to generally ask for two A-levels (or their equivalents). Maths and Physics may be important as there are some aspects that you need to take on board but essentiallly there are no subjects you have to have. My advice is do ones you like. Do you have to do geography? No, is the answer to that. However learning geography develops skills such as using maps, processing numerical data, using graphical forms of communication as well as words and getting to grips with the geographic information systems that underpin our lives, so it's well placed to give you an advantage as you will certainly be expected to be comfortable with maps - and geography gives you stuff to talk about at interview. It shows you are aware of the world you will be flying over! Bottom line is, you need A levels (or equvalent) minimum but nothing is absolutely required. Choose what you enjoy.
I'm a Chinese senior student major in Geography.With great passion for geography,while I want to go abroad to further my study.For I can speak German,and their Uni doesn't require tuition,I would like to go to Germany.But I don't know whether the it's a wise choice.Whether other can offer better chance?
my email is email@example.com .
If u could reply ,that would mean a lot to me.
I passed on your enquiry to a colleague of mine in Germany. I do hope you have now had a reply.
dear Sir, I am a student of Geography. I have done M.Sc. in geography with 68% marks.Now I am searching the Geography related jobs except teaching.how I get these jobs, because I have no experience.Please sir give me the details of various jobs related in this field.Thanks you..
Hello, I am a student studying geography in my second year at Kingston University, and I really would love some experience related to my degree path. I have done volunteer work with biodiversity and animals but I would like something more professional, it is seemingly limited at the moment. Is there anywhere I can look especially? Thank you
Can I become a climatologists if do goegraphy
i am studing in class 11...in arts stream. i want to pursue my career in field of geography but i am not much sure about the career options relatted to it, for this reason i am very confused. My email i.d is "firstname.lastname@example.org". please pass on some details. thank you.
im a junior in college and I'm studying geography, I have experience with GIS and I'm also minoring in economics. What are the jobs available to me with and without going to grad school? Also is there a high employment rate for geographers coming right out of school?
I need to get more information on studying geography with the aim of pursuing a career in statistical Geography,
hi my name is calton i studied the barchelor of environmental sciences majoring with geography and ecology and resource management and i also done intership as a GIS intern but i can not register as a GIS TECHNICIAN with plato
Hi sir,my name is Gift iam 17years old,and iam in grade 11.i just like to ask about the careers that i can follow if i have done GA
I've jst started a 4 year degree program in social and management science (SMS) Geography. I want to become a pilot when I've finish. So please Sir' what are my possibilities?
sir, i have completed my higher secondary education and would like to study in geography but my dad says there is no future in geography no pay i'm confused what to do. And I would like to know what should i study so that i would have a carrier in geography. please get back to me ASAP mail me on ( email@example.com )
Can a geographer work in d following places:aviation,oil company,navy,airforce,army
Looking for a geography teaching job,where I can utilize the knowledge I have on, the earth's description&it's studyp,to equip young learners&novices through an earthly perception,to display my oral skills&motivational traits.
Sir, i have complited graduation in geopraphy. Now i want to study cartography. So please send(firstname.lastname@example.org) me details job oppertunity in it and also institutions offering this course. Thank you.
I'm a science student trying to read medicine as a course but i failed chemistry in WAEC and make others with geography A1 plz who can tell me wot to do
JB, I'm needing to plan a unit of work (6 afternoon sessions) for upper KS2 and am wanting to base it on Changing climates. I've been reading a few of the articles in GA but am floundering where to start and have spent ages searching for resources. Have you any ideas? Any help would be gratefully received!
The best resource I can suggest is on the RGS website. It is called Changing climates. It is for KS3 (originally written for the Action Plan) but I'm it can be adapted relatively easily. You can find it here - http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching resources/Key Stage 3 resources/Changing climates/Changing climates.htm.
Also you might look at some GA resources, but I know they aren't exactly what you want - Superschemes, Unit 7 Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry? The BBC Active series and Geography Plus Little Blue Planet by Paula Owens. This book is not about climate change as such but it sets the planetary scene beautifully.
sir, i am study in geography with T.Y.B.A in Marathi . I was learn to more site, in geography and give information to my request. I am wait your answer,
This page should have the names of the careers that we are able know
If you take a look at the Geo Skills page (see the menu on the left), you should find lots of useful career suggestions. Hope this helps!
If i fail my chemistry can i study geography
I dont see that not getting a suitable grade in Chemistry will affect your opportunity to take geography. At Geography A level you may find that some options (for instance soils) involve an understanding of chemistry, but on the other hand you may well never encounter much chemistry at all, particularly if you take human geography options in the future.
I'm doing a report for my high school geography class on what it would be like to be a geographer for the CIA and I was wondering if anyone new anything about different challenges or just the life style in general.
I think you might be better trying National Geographic for an answer to your question. Our work is mainly related to the UK. I'm afraid I can't help you regarding the CIA. Sorry.
Sir im in grade 10 and im doing life sciences,geography,business study and maths literacy.,what careers can i follow with these subjects?
If you want to mix your geography with this combination you have a very rich choice. Geography itself is a very broad subject since it is both a natural science and a social science, and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. What is common to all geographers though, is a unique way of looking at the world that differentiates them from others in the job market. What is also interesting is that you can find geographers in almost any job because of this special way of thinking. So you can major in your maths and it could take you into a scientific career such as Meteorologist/ weather forecaster where you will still use your geographical knowledge and spatial kills. Your humanities subjects could lead to anything from advertising to charity work. Maths could also lead to a range of careers related to engineering so you actually have a huge range of opportunities with the subjects you are currently studying. Here's a sample of what I mean by a huge range - Ecologist, Research scientist, Geological engineer, Landscape scientist, Soil scientist, Hydrologist, Geoscientist Meteorologist/ weather forecaster Water Engineer GIS Officer Cartographer Geomatics/ Land Surveyor Remote sensing scientist/ analyst, CAD technician Rural/ Agricultural Surveyor Environmental campaigner Arboriculturist Agricultural Inspector Conservation/ Countryside officer Conservation Adviser Nature conservation officer Conservation Scientist Environmental health officer Environmental engineer Recycling officer Forestry manager Environmental consultant Nature Conservation officer Interior Designer Teacher Museum curator Advertising account executive Human resources officer Market research analyst Marketing executive PR (Public Relations) Officer Charity fundraiser Charity Officer Government research officer Community development worker Health promotion specialist Human rights officer Police officer Equality officer Location analyst Financial risk assessor Risk assessor Banker Accountant Insurance account manager Logistics and distribution manager Retail manager Management consultant Barrister Economist Retail Buyer Transport Planner Land Surveyor Local government administrator Estate agent Town planner Travel agent manager Leisure centre manager Heritage manager Tour manager Tourist Information officer TV researcher Holiday representative TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Teacher. I could go on..
Here are a few links to sites where you can explore career pathways ranging across sciences, social siences and humanities;
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/CareersAndFurtherStudy/Carees and progression with geography/Careers and progression with geography.htm
A very good day sir, Geography is my favorite subject. In eleventh grade csec examinations i achieved 9 passes ALL A's and B's. I am now studying biology, chemistry in 12th grade at the advanced proficiency exams. My question is what good paying job opportunities are there in the caribbean that has to deal with geography. I like fields such as: Marine Biologists, Geographer, Environmentalist and a Wildlife conversationalist.. however i am not sure about the job prospects in these fields...so if you may please clarify... email address email@example.com. Thanks in advance.
sir am studing geography and hisory as a double major .what are some of the careeres that relates to both.
I think the best thing for you to do is have a look at the long reply I send to Naledi. I tried to give a complete scope for geography related careers there. OPf course a list like that can never really be complete at all.The skill set you have from following those two subjects is extensive. Whether you want to follow up a career that uses your spatial and analytical skills in Geographical and/or Historical contexts is largely up to you. The RGS-IBG website is an excellent one for geography related careers advice.
I need help in choosing a career with dis subject,,life science,goegraphy,history,maths litracy
I'm a grd11 student and am doing life science,geography,business studies and maths literacy what career is available for me?
Hi there. Next year I will be studying abroad (In The Netherlands) but I have no idea what to study. I always had a passion for geography and geography is my best subject at school. I thought about studying Public Management,but could I later on go in a geographic field with that? Or should I just study to be a geography teacher? (I don't want to be a teacher but the options of studying geography in The Netherlands are very limited) Help please? Thank you :)
Hello, I am currently studying geography at GCSE and want to take it for A levels, however I was wonder where I could look for work experience/apprenticeship, to become a geographical related manager. This would help me because it would show me what kind of geography I need to take for A level, I am more interested in the environment planing/consulting than anything else really...
Thank you for your time
Dear sir,my nym is athalia im doing matric dis year doing dis subjects:geography,life sciences,agriculture n maths literacy.is it posible 4 me 2 study engeneering??please hlp or u cn hlp me wth other careers
I am currrently doing bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, I have a keen intrest in geography ,So I want to know what diplomas/pg diplomas or any other courses i need to do if I want to study further in geography or make carrier in it. please give any information about it , my e mail in firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi,my name is peter.I'm doing geography as one of my general subject but my fellow students discourage me,they say ther's no careers in geography.now Im about to loose my hope in geography.can please guide me in this email@example.com
Which is better to study in the university geology or geography if u want to become a pilot
would you please explain critically the relevance of Geography as an academic and professional discipline in national development
I think the best approach is to consider the GA manifesto A Different View, which sets out a stastement of beliefs and values about Geography in the school curriculum See http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/adifferentview/
Then consider the discussion about the proposed National Curriculum, the chages to E Bacc and A level and what the geography element might look like. See the following two pages
Great page! Thank you so much for all the significant information.
P.S Rumpa, check out this: http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/odl/online-gis-course.htm I HOPE IT HELPS!!
i did geography
along with information technology and i want to know what careers can that put me in
Hi there, I hope you can help me with a dilemma I have.
I am currently in my second year at University, studying for a degree in International Business. I feel that this is the wrong degree choice for me as I feel my interests lie within Human Geography. Before going to Uni I was debating whether to study Geography or Business and I do not regret studying Business as it has opened up many opportunities to me such as learning another language and studying abroad (where I am currently in Madrid). However, I feel that I want to move my career towards Human Geography to answer some of these questions I am far more interested in rather than working for a large corporation. I want to study how do companies operate in the global competition? What are the possible solutions for geopolitical conflict regions? What impacts do global processes have on cities of different sizes and importance? And how can human beings deal with the challenges of the economy, politics and city?
What do you suggest I should do?
Gosh, quite a question. I hope I can be of some help. You don't say if you are intending to switch degrees or if you intend to complete your first degree and then follow up with some further research such as a Masters degree. The Masters route is certaily an option, but not without monetary cost of course. If you choose that route you would need to check on appropriate Masters courses and entry requrements for Universities near where you would want to study. As an entry requrement, typically you might find you are asked for at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree in Geography or a related subject. You may well be able to convince a geog department that a degree in International Business counts as a 'related subject'. That's a question you could ask now as it may influence your thinking. Following that course of action gives you a higher qualification and thus options to then approach organisations that you might wish to work for. Alternatively you can do some research on organisations that are involved in your areas of interest, maybe like Mdecins Sans Frontires or Oxfam and talk to them about your areas of interest and what they might recommend as a career route. Or you can see if it is still possible to switch your degree course at this stage in your study. Some Universities used to allow transfer but I'm out of date on that I'm afraid. So, big choices to make. I hope I've helped a little. Best wishes
Hi, am in high school, i would like to know if it wil it be possible for me to pursue a career in g.i.s because i am doing history combined with geography
Sir im doing maths literacy and geography what are my possible careers that i can follow?
hi im choosing my options in year 9 i want to be an engineer, do i need geography for it?
I would like to change subject at school,i wnt 2 take history and geography,so i dnt knw which career should i go for pls help
Dear sir, I have got a A* in my geographical exam in GCSE and was wondering what the best type of geography at A level is for someone interested in environmental planning/consulting? (Nature in general)
I'll try and answer all your recent questions in one answer here. So to Brian, it's worth looking at my response to Naledi for career suggestions. To Mapula, I don't see a problem with following history and Geography with GIS. Both subjects involve some aspect of spatial analysis. You dont need geography to follow a career in engineering. You often find that engineers have done geography, as it is one of the few subjects where you may explore engineering solutions to natural events (such as flooding) at an introductory level. In schools where engineereing is not an option, geography does at least have a small element of human/physical responses that require a consideration of engineereing solutions.
Finally to Samuel, a trawl through the various specs - AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC etc will show you the ones best suited to environmental planning, but I think you will find that most cover that topic to some extent. Ypur school will only offer one spec anyway so I think you are limited to what the school does - unless you are thinking of changing schools to do A levels. If you are, then find out what specs your prospective schools offer.
I'm in grade 12 and i'm doing maths litracy and geography at the same time and would like to fulfil my dream of becoming a geologist,is there a possible chance i could live my dream?
I dont know where Iam standing.iam In matric GRADE 12 I do geography,history,tourism and mathsliteracy.I dont know what to apply for at university.I want to know which career Iam fitting in
What are really the career fields in studying geography??
Hi Kuphela and Noxolo
I've mentioned before that the discipline of Geography has elements of science arts and social science, and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. Kuphela, I wouldn't want to narrow your future choices too much at this stage. You could consider a career in something like Town planning or managing businesses such as a Travel agency, a Leisure centre or Heritage centre maybe a Tourist based career or even TV researcher. THat applies to you too Noxolo.
However I would say that Geography graduates are some of the most employable, only topped by a few subjects like maths and science. So if you enjoy geography it is a good subject to take while you still decide on a career path. I hadn't a clue what I wanted to do when I went to university, but I did know that I wanted to do something that I enjoyed and would lead to a variety of careers. Friends of mine went into a whole range of different things from transport planning to town planning to personnel management, also teaching and accountancy. Look at my comment dated 27/9/2012, where I have a much fuller range of possibles.
Good luck both of you
hi john i am wondering what jobs i can do in geography, as i am thinking of going into it. howevery geology is out of the question due to maths and the sciences.
thanks for your time
in high school i want to do history geography & tourisim can i do other careres besides the obvious one's can i study something like brodcasting on radio & be a television presenter? Show me the list of things that i can do.
Hi sir! Am a youngstar of 17 years old and am interested in geography careers..the problem is that am not clear about this careers and where do i have to study them in South Africa. Also how much i may pay(fees)
Hi Cam and Sbu
I suggest you look at my answer to Naledi for examples of careers you might like to follow. There are many that have a geography element to them.
your dream of being a geologist will depend on a number of things, such as the academic ability you have, the opportunities you are given and the choices you make. It is very worthwhile having a long look forward to see what requirements you will be asked for if you were to undertake a geology degree and perhaps even a Masters qualification. That will show you the subjects you need to take now on the path to getting there. If you work hard with these choices, you have the ability to achieve the grades and the funds (if needed) to pay for your time studying, you have every chance of realising your dream.
I'm so sorry, but I don't know the answer to your question. I'm not familiar with education in South Africa and the choices you may have. I can only offer you a UK perspective when it comes to education systems. I wonder if anyone else can help?
sis im in Matric doing Geography , life sciences and Maths lit . I love Geography and i have always wanted a career in it but im not really sure if i can qualify to study in University because of maths lit. Please help me
I think it very much depends on the attitude of different Universities and their individual admissions policy. Have you tried to contact a couple of Universities to see what their advice is? That may be your best first step.
If you find you are unfortunately unable to qualify for a place, then maybe the next decision is to think about careers using geography that don't need a university degree - perhaps in Travel and tourism as one example. I hope that helps a little
Hello ,im from south africa ,i do maths literacy and im interested in geography.what career can i do with geography
can i become a geology when i study geograph?
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Hy am aisha doing history.geography.life science tourism am maths lit .am confused on what carrer i should do please help?
I'll try and answer a few people at once here. Rampfumedzi, to be a geologist you will need to take geology rather than geography. Although geography might be desirable it is not essential while geology and maths are. Aisha and Charity, you need to look at my reply to Naledi.
Hi sir i need your help m doing mathematic geography agricultural science and life science but agric and geo i always score high marks but dnt knw what career m i gng to learn when am at varsity plz help
Im interested but i want to be a landscape engineer
Am doing grade 12 and I like geography also good at it but I don't know careers that need geography
hi hw does history.geography and tourism go together what job can i get that also pays good
Iam not commenting i just need a help from you.i've relly thought about my future, i want to become a geologist.but i didn't pick gography as one of my choice subject.what do i do now?
What are possible jobs i can get whn im doing mathematical literacy,tourism,history and geograph?
can i be a civil engineer with geography
Lots of comments and questions above I think might be answered if you take a look at the long reply I send to Naledi. There I hoped to give a complete scope for geography related careers. Nothing can never really be complete because geography leads to many things but if you are being specific, like say climatology, it is almost essential to have physics and engineering will need maths. Geography is hardly ever a compulsory element, but the Russell group universities in the UK do see geography as an important 'facilitiating' subject. In other words they offer places on the strength of students having studied it and see it as helping to develop a rounded approach to many careers. To say geography has no future is to have a rather limited view on career choices - but I would agree it isn't essential for say medicine, accountancy or law - however a lawyer with geography is certainly more spatially aware. Bt the way, the RGS-IBG website is an excellent one for geography related careers advice.
If i have study geography how can i become a pilot because i didnt study physics and pure maths
Cn i became a navy if i'm doing geography and mathematical literacy
CAN A PERSON DOING MATHS LIT AND GEOGRAPHY DO GEOLOGIST AS A CAREE .WHAT SCORE MUST ONE GET
I study geography at school and am doing grade11 is there a posibility i can become a lawyer or a climatologish and i also do history
Hi i am very much interested in geography especially climatology but i dont know what careers it holds.i am only 16 and would like you to tell me the opportunities i could get from studying geography.i am from RSA ..are there any bursaries or scolarships available?
Hello!! please i just received my A-level results and they were not impressing as i failed mathematics but passed geography...Is there any hope that still i can became a commercial pilot? Any please im in a stressed state of looking for what to study at campus,,,are there any nice geographical courses of good careers that are marketable world wide? thank you very much
Hi, i'm 17 and currently studying geography, chemistry, biology and business at sixth form. I'm hoping to do some sort of geography related subject and uni and wondered if there was any way in which i could find work experience in this type of environment that would put me ahead of other candidates. Where would be the best possible place to start?
Am in science class can i study geography in the university
Hi sir,i'm nomcebo.i want to be a pilot and i study geography with travel &tourism also mathematics literacy,this is my dream to become a pilot and i already have learners licence doing matric. so can i?
I really want to become a Town Planner and i'm doing geography and mathematical literacy. Is there a need for town planners in south africa? How much money will I earn per month? Will I find employment easily? I really love being at school because my future lies on my education.
Lots of comments and questions above again. I'll try and answer them all in one. As geography is a fairly wide subject it will not be specialised enough to be the only qualification required to become a climatologist. You will certainly need physics and maths. On the other hand if you want to take geography at University without having taken it at school, then some institutions will take you if you have good science grades. As I said Geography is hardly ever a compulsory element, but the Russell group universities in the UK do see geography as an important 'facilitating' subject. That means it will be very useful for becoming a pilot. I don't know of any bursaries and unfortunately I don't know much about the education system in RSA. I think you'll have to ask Universities near you. Do have a look at the RGS-IBG website which is an excellent one for geography related careers advice.
i'm curently a grade 12 leaner doing geography,life science,agricultural science and mathematical literacy as my subjects.so i dont know the geography related course to folow with my subjects.i am looking for asistance.or any relevent cource related to my subjects.please help me.my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ey john im in grade 11 im doing history geography,life sciences nd maths lit,so which courses do i qualify for eg can i become a mining engineer?or a geologist
How and where can i apply for studying pilot with my goegraphy?
is it possible to become an engineer if studyng geograhy
I did Post graduation in Agricultural Geography . i have also completed M phil Degree. But now i am working in district administration in india . i want do geaography related woks except teacher. pls help me
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Hello I want to study tourism or cultural geography. I did study bussines academy so it doesnt have much to do with the geography. Could you give me some details where I could study this type of geography and what access course ( and where) will I have to go through to be prepared for university study? I come from middle Europe but would like to study in some English speaking country. I live corrently in the UK. Please send me details on my email: email@example.com have a nice day regards Martina:)
Hello, i'm doing geography at school an i wan't to study geology when i finish with my matric but what confusing me is that i am not doing science an mathematics will that affect my career choice
Hi, im a grade 12 learner and i want to become a fire fighter but im doing Geography,maths lit,Life science, Agric so i want to know whether can be possible to do it. Plz i need ur help
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if i can take geography as a subject in class 11 th ....and taking urban planning is there is any need of maths in this category....i mean if we take urban planning as a career maths is also compulsory for this particular subject...help me...
Hi..i want to study geography in university this year wil i pay high money than those subjects? Or their r same?
Im doing geography but what can i be when im doing geo
You will need to contact the university you're interested to find out about fees, as they vary between each institution. Geography, either physical or human, is generally a standard three year degree and does not cost more than others.
If you would like to become a fire fighter then I would ask your tutor about speaking to someone in your school or college about careers, who will be able to advise you on your next steps. I would also suggest you contact your local fire station and ask whether you can do some work experience. Doing work experience means that you can get a better understanding of the job and find out from the people there what you need to do to become a fire fighter.
hi, for becoming geoscientist, do we have to do B.A. or B.S.C
i have degree in geology... can i further master in geography?
a BSC degree would be for you, as this is physical geography. BA is human geography.
Yes I believe you can, but I would speak directly to the geography department at the university for proper guidance.
I'm to sure about the answer to your question. Ask your teacher or the careers department in your school. Another option is to look at college/university prospectors to look at requirements for the qualification you would like to take.
its true that geography provide a wide range of careers
Hey I'm in grade 10 an have subjects like life sciences, geography, civil technology, mathematics literacy what career is available for me?
Hi Elina, and Chimenay,
Geography itself is a very broad subject since it is both a natural science and a social science, and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. What is common to all geographers though, is a unique way of looking at the world that differentiates them from others in the job market. What is also interesting is that you can find geographers in almost any job because of this special way of thinking. So you can major in your maths/science and it could take you into a scientific career such as Meteorologist/ weather forecaster where you will still use your geographical knowledge and spatial kills. Your humanities subjects could lead to anything from advertising to charity work. Maths could also lead to a range of careers related to engineering so you actually have a huge range of opportunities with the subjects you are currently studying. Here's a sample of what I mean by a huge range - Ecologist, Research scientist, Geological engineer, Landscape scientist, Soil scientist, Hydrologist, Geoscientist Meteorologist/ weather forecaster Water Engineer GIS Officer Cartographer Geomatics/ Land Surveyor Remote sensing scientist/ analyst, CAD technician Rural/ Agricultural Surveyor Environmental campaigner Arboriculturist Agricultural Inspector Conservation/ Countryside officer Conservation Adviser Nature conservation officer Conservation Scientist Environmental health officer Environmental engineer Recycling officer Forestry manager Environmental consultant Nature Conservation officer Interior Designer Teacher Museum curator Advertising account executive Human resources officer Market research analyst Marketing executive PR (Public Relations) Officer Charity fundraiser Charity Officer Government research officer Community development worker Health promotion specialist Human rights officer Police officer Equality officer Location analyst Financial risk assessor Risk assessor Banker Accountant Insurance account manager Logistics and distribution manager Retail manager Management consultant Barrister Economist Retail Buyer Transport Planner Land Surveyor Local government administrator Estate agent Town planner Travel agent manager Leisure centre manager Heritage manager Tour manager Tourist Information officer TV researcher Holiday representative TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Teacher. I could go on..
Here are a few links to sites where you can explore career pathways ranging across sciences, social siences and humanities;
http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/CareersAndFurtherStudy/Carees and progression with geography/Careers and progression with geography.htm
Hello I want to study tourism or cultural geography. I did study bussines academy so it doesnt have much to do with the geography. Could you give me some details where I could study this type of geography and what access course ( and where) will I have to go through to be prepared for university study? I come from middle Europe but would like to study in some English speaking country. I live corrently in the UK. Have a nice day regards Martina:)
Hey I Am Faith I Am Only In Grade 11..But my mother asked me today what am i going to do later on..i really love geography so what kind of carrers can i get by doing geography..i really wana study it furthur
Please see my comment above yours for some career ideas associated with Geography. Generally though, once you find a particular industry you are interested in, I recommend getting work experience and a qualification in that area. This could be after doing a degree, so if you enjoy doing geography now pursue it as it will give you a lot of options later on.
I'm looking at doing a degree in Geography and International Relations and was just wondering if you think this is a good combination and what sorts of jobs it could lead to in the future?
I do Maths literacy and Geography currently at school and I would like to study further. What can I study in Geography that doesn't want Mathematics?
Generally, a geography degree will only a require a C or above in maths at GCSE level. Human geography has some aspects of sociology and physical geography has aspects of science, but maths plays a part of both in terms of graphs and comparing statistics for reports. Human geography is based more on qualitative data and physical relies more on quantitative data when looking at changes in climate for example. A lot of geography degrees include a compulsory statistics module in the first year too. It is extremely rare to need a qualification above GCSE in maths to study geography at level 5, but I recommend you contact the university(s) you wish to study in first to make sure.
Hi Rebecca Addis,
You have a lot of options with a degree in Geography and International Relations, for example in the area of development. You will be well placed to work for the government, charities or NGOs where a lot of these jobs will be abroad working in developing countries. This is of course if it is an area which interests you. If it does I suggest you do a lot of research into the sector and gain relevant work experience in the holidays. The universities career service and your tutor will be able to guide you with this (for example in the area of development, some charities offer summer internships in Africa). For a long list of other career options with a geography degree see my comment a few posts up. Whatever you choose, I can't stress enough the importance of work experience - a degree alone is highly unlikely to lead to a graduate level job, especially in this ever more competitive job market.
what kind of job a there for geography?
Please see above for my replies to similar questions to give you an idea about the careers you can do with geography.
Hi just wondering I have a 2.1 degree in geography as a major and. Psychology as a minor form Irish university. However I want to get into business and tourism. I have done tourism geography as part of my degree and loved it but am very interested in business. Is there masters programmes available that focus on tourism marketing or similar aspects of tourism and business combined. Without hospitality as wel I know the ins and outs of hospitality well after working in the industry 5years now and want to avoid falling back into hospitality. Hope you can help?
I really enjoy geography and would like to take it in college. However I'm more interested in climatic hazards, tectonic hazards and writing than the town planning/ council side of it. What job would suit me?
Can i work in the oil companies with a degree in geography and environmental management?
Are there any apprenticeships available in geography? mainly like conservation or disaster management but town planning is also interesting. I am doing my A levels, so i would like an advanced apprenticeship
Any apprenticeship that is geography related will be ‘applied’ so they will generally not have ‘geography’ in the name. The best I can say is explore lots of options and keep looking for opportunities. It won’t be easy though I’m afraid.
Yes, speak to a careers adviser or to people in oil companies (HR department) to find out more.
Can I become a social worker if I study geography?
Yes studying geography won't stop you from becoming a social worker, but you will have to do specific training in that field. Speak to your careers adviser for more information on the next steps you will need to take.
This article may in part answer your question: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/apr/16/environmental-science-physical-geography-degree but this is only the tip of the iceberg. I recommend that you get work experience in different sectors to get a clearer idea of what you want to do.
I have recently just finished university and gained a 2:2 in geography physical, i am interested in a career in hydrology/ river management / flood risk/ water resources something along these lines. I would be grateful of any advice in how to pursue this.
Hi Eimear Hannon,
There are many masters courses in the UK so I would recommend looking into courses such as http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/management/msc_itm/ Where you go will depend on where in the country you want to study.
Your question was similar to Eimear's, so see above for my response to her.
It is a case of exploring the university sites for suitable courses. Some may be distance learning, and they don't all involve going in for lectures.
i really love geography and would love to get a job that invole's it
hi....well I'm from Swaziland currently studying a South African syllabus. I really love everything about Georaphy but I really dont know what to study. Does geography have good job opportunities and does it pay. please help I am really confussed because Im currently on line applying to Wits university in South Africa. I need to make something of myself.
Geography is an extremely broad subject which doesn't have a defined career path. So it would be impossible to say whether or not it pays well, since it will depend what you do... My suggestion is to do what you enjoy or have an interest in, and then do research into that area to find out what jobs you could do. You will probably need to do specialist training after a degree to go into your chosen area. I would also advise to get as much work experience as you can, as a degree is rarely enough, and doing work experience will tell you whether or not you want to do the job you planned to do. Also, read some of the other comments on this page, looking out for the longer ones which give you some ideas about possible careers in geography.
Please browse the other comments on this page to answer your question. When you narrow your search down to industries and then companies, remember work experience is important and may be required to secure your first paid job.
Hey, I was wondering whether I could pursue a marketing- business job after doing a geography degree. I hope to do more human geography than physical. Do employers like employees with geography degrees?
Yes, you can. Some marketing jobs will be targeted at all graduates, offering schemes where you are trained on the job. However, with no directly relevant degree, I would advise to try and get work experience in a marketing role so you understand the job and can gain relevant experience, or do a training course, diploma (some are six month intensive courses) or masters in a relevant area of marketing, such as marketing itself, communications or maybe even journalism (being able to promote through news stories is a means of marketing). You will of course have the best chance of getting the job you are after with both relevant work experience, training and a qualification.
i need to get more information on studying geography with the aim of pursuing a career in geomorphology but i am not that good in other branches of Geography so can any one help me??
Thanks for the post. This resource contains a variety of activities and information to help you explore geographical careers with students at Key Stages 3-4. This includes printable worksheets, adaptable lesson resources and suggestions for student enquiry. Keep up the good work and keep posting.
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I've already finished Geography in Poland. I have Master degree in Phisical Geography. I am interested in internships or jobs in UK. I have no experiance. Thank you.
Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid I'm going to have to disappoint you on the internship front as unfortunately the GA only have the capacity to offer one internship place per year, which we run in conjunction with Sheffield University.
I'm always pleased to hear from people who are interested in pursuing geography and I do hope you find something suitable. Of course I'm biased but for me Geography is a key subject in helping us to understand the world. Your Physical Geography may lead you in many directions and what is common to all geographers is a unique way of looking at the world that differentiates them from others in the job market. What is also interesting is that you can find geographers in almost any job because of this special way of 'thinking geographically'. I think my best advice is to keep looking with as wide a brief as possible. I hope something will turn up for you. Best wishes
i study geograohy at highschool right now, what sort of careers does geograohy open up for you? do you make a lot of money?
hi I am currently studying geography and maths lit in high school and I was wondering if I will be able to study geology or GIS next year
I have an A* in Geography GCSE and predicted A in A level geography, but I am not sure if I should follow a career in Geography due to jobs availability/range. Are there any good apprenticeships about and are there any sort of high level jobs which also include a reasonably good pay? Like examples?
Hi I was wondering if you could help me I have a geography project due and I have to choose 2 climate regions of the western cape and I picked the western Mediterranean and I have to give the "relief" what do they mean please help if possible >>>>
Would you recommend getting a minor in Geography along with a major in Radio-TV-Film in order to be on track to become a Location scout for film/TV?
I realize this is a very specific question but anything helps! Thanks!
Hi Tanner J,
This sounds like a good idea to achieve the academic qualifications you require, just ensure you gain as much on set experience as possible as this will likely be equally important to getting a job in the field.
I m post gradaute in Geography and done PHD in Geography of crime.....What all options are available for me to apply?
I love Geography - especially the physical aspects including tectonics. I am trying to find work experience and internships to do this summer and next before I go to university, but I am really struggling. I live in the South of England but I am open to going anywhere. Please help! Thanks.
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