Data and Geographical Information Systems Analyst for the Marine Management Organisation, Heather Bell © Heather Bell
The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.
Choosing what subjects to study at GCSE and A Level, as well as what course to follow at university, can be overwhelming. Not least because you may well not know what career you want after you’ve finished your education. There’s so many options, what do you choose for the best?
We have interviewed a range of individuals working across different sectors, job roles and at different stages of their careers, to help students discover more about where studying geography can take them. From GIS analysts, geomorphologists, academics and company directors to magazine editors, sustainability consultants and teachers, there are a wide variety of roles, companies and career journeys highlighted, as well as useful advice for how to get into specific roles and careers.
Recent reports have placed geography among the top subjects for graduate earnings, and have highlighted that geography students are more likely to gain employment after graduation compared to graduates from other subjects. Plus, the National Student Survey found that 88% of geography students were satisfied with their course overall, above the average of 83% for all courses nationally.
Take a look at our career profiles and find out where geography can take you.
If you’re in a geographical job or have a geographical background, we want to hear from you. Find out more about how you can be involved.
This year's Research Group dissertation awards and prizes are now open.
To mark Geoweek, we have selected a collection of Discovering Britain walks to help you discover the remarkably varied geology of the UK and learn more about our rocky heritage.
This year, our medals and awards recognise 21 different people for their extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.
This year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award recipient, Redzi Bernard, has begun her two week journey travelling through northern Ethiopia to uncover the stories of everyday women.
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