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Do you want to work with people and affect their everyday lives?

Geographers’ broad skills and appreciation of the inter-connections between people and communities equip them with a sound base with which to enter these areas of work.

From curating in a national museum, to organising a media campaign for Oxfam, geography graduates are ready for anything.

The majority of these posts will be in the public sector or charities, but there are also opportunities in PR, HR and market research. 

People skills are important in this sector. Employers seek tolerant, empathetic individuals who enjoy contributing to the work of a team. Strong organisational and administrative skills help when working in a variety of settings.

As you move up the career ladder to managerial and strategic posts, skills of enterprise are necessary to sell your ideas and secure funding for new projects. 

Some society jobs, which are popular with geographers are:
  • Teacher
  • Social worker
  • Youth and community worker
  • Emergency services manager
  • FE or university lecturer
  • Museum explainer
  • Exhibition designer and curator
  • Health education campaigner
  • Advertising executive
  • Human resources officer
  • Campaign organiser
  • Market research analyst
  • Public policy research
  • Marketing
  • PR (Public Relations) Officer

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