Greensteds International School
Feb 24, 2018
Why Choose Geography?

There are at least four good reasons for studying Geography at IGCSE or A Level :

  • You enjoy it
  • You want to learn more about societies, environments, landscapes and places of our world
  • You want to have knowledge and understanding as the basis for informed concern about the earth and its peoples
  • You are keen to learn and develop a wide range of skills for the future.

Geography and Careers

Geography gives a balanced viewpoint which is a good preparation for the world of work. Employers want people with the following attributes:

  • good communication skills
  • ability to work in a team
  • ability to manage themselves
  • numeracy and literacy
  • ability to problem solve
  • computer literacy
  • spatial awareness
  • environmental and social awareness
Geography provides them all!

Geographers are trained to be good decision makers who look at all aspects of a situation.

Some jobs make direct use of geographical knowledge such as those in tourism, town planning and environmental management and teaching.

Geography is also useful for law, journalism, medicine and working in the media for example because it combines the understanding of the facts of the sciences with the perception of the arts.

Careers related to GEOGRAPHY :

Geographers are trained to be versatile, so they end up in many different kinds of careers.
Here are some examples

Careers directly related to Geography:

Careers Geography graduates get into because they have the relevant skills:

  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Town and transport planning
  • Chartered Surveying
  • Land and Water Management
  • Development Agencies
  • Tourism
  • Conservation
  • Demography
  • Housing and Social Welfare
  • Resource Management
  • Teaching
  • Logistics
  • Cartography
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Geology and Mining
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Marketing
  • Personnel management
  • Accountancy
  • Information Technology
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Financial Sector
  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Commercial Officer
  • Market Analysis
  • Property Management
  • Project Coordination
  • Information Management
  • Computer Based Modelling
  • Remote Sensing
  • Public services - housing, planning
  • Resource management


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