A Geoscientist works to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. They
investigate the Earth, its soils, the oceans and the atmosphere. Geoscientists predict
the behavior of Earth systems and develop natural resources. They also are responsible
for maintaining the quality of water supplies and reducing human suffering as well
as loss of property due to natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions,
landslides, tsunamis, and hurricanes.
Geoscience Job Titles Include:
Atmospheric scientist, Economic geologist, Engineering geologist, Geochemist, Geochronologist,
Geologist, Geomorphologist, Geophysicist, Glacial geologist, Hydrogeologist, Hydrologist,
Marine geologist, Meteorologist, Mineralogist, Oceanographer, Paleoecologist, Paleontologist,
Petroleum geologist, Petrologist, Planetary geologist, Sedimentologist, Seismologist,
Soil scientist, Stratigraphers, Structural geologist, Volcanologist and more...
Learn more about Geoscience Careers:
- American Geological Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-1502, http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74101-0979
Phone: 918/584-2555, FAX: 918/560-2636- firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.aapg.org/
- Geological Society of America, 3300 Penrose Place, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, Colorado
80301 Phone: 303/447-2020 - FAX: 303/447-1133, email@example.com - http://www.geosociety.org
- SDSU, Geological Sciences Department, http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/
- USGS, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/who_we_are/careers.asp
What is a Geographer?
Geographers study the earth, its land and systems, and its animal and human inhabitants.
While this may sound quite broad, geography itself is a very broad field, encompassing
both the natural and social sciences. Geography is generally divided into two subfields
- physical and human. Physical geographers study the physical aspects of the surface
of the planet, such as landforms, glaciers, atmospheric and hydrological phenomena,
and natural hazards, and how they influence populations. Human geographers study human
cultures and their political and economic characteristics. Physical and human geographers
may work together to study humanity's interactions with the environment.
Geography Job Titles Include:
Aerial Photo Interpreter, Cartographer, Climatologist, Community Developer, Computer
Mapper, Demographer, Environmental Impact Analyst, Facilities Planner, Forestry Technician,
Geographer, GIS Analyst, Hydrologist, Land Planner, Land-Use Analyst, Map Analyst,
Market Research Analyst, Meteorologist, Natural Resources Specialist, Park Ranger,
Public Utilities Specialist, Remote Sensing Analyst, Soil Conservationist, Surveyor,
Transportation Analyst, Teacher/Professor, Urban/Regional Planner, Water Resources
Manager and more…
Learn more about Geography Careers:
- The Association of American Geographers Jobs in Geography (AAG members only)
- Careers in Geography (The Association of American Geographers)
- GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
- GeoSearch GIS, Global Positioning Systems, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Image Processing,
- Earthworks- jobs.com Jobs in geoscience, geography, environmental, agriculture, forestry, ecology, meteorology,
oceanography, hydrology, soil, GIS and related subjects.
- GeoWeb Interactive
- Earth Science and Other Job Information
- GISjobs classifieds, resumes, mailing list, advertising, survey, resources.
- For more career information visit Geography Instructor, Scott Therkalsen's, Careers in Geography webpage.
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