Career & Industry

Career & Industry

Career Opportunities for GES Graduates

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography & Environmental Studies (GES) is to provide students with an understanding of the discipline of geography. This includes courses in physical, human, and cultural geography, as well as methods courses that provide exposure to the various tools and techniques of geographic research.

The undergraduate GES program curriculum is comprehensive and designed to serve students in potential careers in research, government, industry, and education.

Career Possibilities

  • Aerial Photo Image Interpreter
  • *Geographer
  • Cartographer
  • Water Conservation Planner
  • *Emergency Program Manager
  • *Hydrogeologist
  • *Urban and Regional Planners
  • *Environmental Scientist
  • *Geoscientist
  • *Oceanographer
  • GIS Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Land Use Planner
  • Elementary / Special Education School Teacher

*May require additional education or certification

Salary Statistics (2019)

  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists: Median Wages: $88,550
  • Geophysical Data Technicians: Median Wages: $51,130
  • Geographic Information Systems Technicians: Median Wages: $88,550
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists: Median Wages: $65,470
  • Remote Sensing Technicians: Median Wages: $50,550
  • Urban and Regional Planners: Median Wages: $74,350
  • Transportation Planners: Median Wages: $83,330
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists: Median Wages: $71,360
  • Environmental Restoration Planners: Median Wages: $71,360

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