Career Paths

Check out these sites for jobs in GIS, remote sensing, urban and regional planning, conservation, forestry, environmental science, cartography, soil science, state, local, and federal jobs.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst has been reported by CNN as one of the ten least stressful jobs. GIS Analyst is on of the many of fields for which your BA/BS or MA/MS degree in Geography will prepare you.

Some of the fields in which our graduates have been employed include:

  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business
  • Military Intelligence
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Public Health Planning
  • Public Education
  • Real Estate
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Tourism Planning and Marketing
  • Water/Waste Infrastructure Management

Sample job titles from our recent Geography graduates

Specialty Job Titles
Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Remote Sensing
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Programmer
  • GIS System Administrator
  • GIS Technician
  • Airline Pilot
Cultural, Economic, and Regional Geography
  • Cultural Geographer
  • Americorps volunteer
  • International Business Professional
  • Homeland Security Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
Geographic Education
  • School Teacher
  • College Professor
  • International Travel Coordinator
  • Ph.D. candidate
Urban Planning
  • Urban Planner
  • Zoning Administrator
  • County Planner
Environmental and Atmospheric Science
  • Water Quality Analyst
  • Flood Zone Administrator

Contact Us

Geography Department
Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755

Telephone: 304-696-4364


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