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Geography » Career Opportunities

Because geography is a dynamic and relevant subject, the career opportunities are endless and span all over the globe. The world in which we live is ever changing and we require informed and skilled people to advise on historical, current and future aspects.

Geographers may use their specialist knowledge in government, forestry or environmental agencies or otherwise find more varied careers in business, policy, education and planning.

Geography can lead into the following careers

Geographer

Geographers study patterns resulting from the relationship between human activities and the Earth's surface; they study locations to learn more about the world.
Geographer

Policy Analyst

Policy analysts gather and analyse information to assist in the planning, development, interpretation and review of government or industrial policies.
Policy Analyst

Secondary School Teacher

Secondary school teachers teach one or more curriculum subject areas to students of about 13 to 18 years of age at a secondary school.
Secondary School Teacher

Recreation Planner

Recreation planners plan and develop leisure facilities and services for visitors and people in the community.
Recreation Planner

Coastal Engineer

Coastal engineers study coastal and river systems, and are involved in protection and erosion work.
Coastal Engineer

Planner

Planners develop and administer plans that guide and control living areas
Planner

Foreign Policy Officer

Foreign policy officers represent New Zealand's interests overseas and provide policy advice to the Government on foreign affairs and trade issues.
Foreign Policy Officer