Geography graduates are qualified to understand the world as an integrated whole. They use a powerful mix of geographical knowledge and transferable skills to solve a range of problems. They can analyse and synthesise complex environmental, economic, social, and political information to enable a geographical understanding of humans, environments, and the dynamic relationships between them.
Geography graduates are skilled in a range of research techniques, which can include fieldwork, survey design, statistical analysis, spatial data analysis including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and other forms of qualitative and quantitative analysis. They are skilled at retrieving, synthesising, and communicating information, as well as managing data and drawing on different sources of knowledge. They think critically and creatively and work effectively in teams and on their own initiative.
These skills and attributes can be mentioned in their resumes and make geography graduates highly employable in a wide variety of fields across both government and non-government sectors. Their flexibility is demonstrated in a diversity of career paths. Fields of employment include, but are not limited to :
In some fields additional qualifications or accreditation may be required (for example, academia, meteorology, urban planning, and surveying).