According to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2007-2008 Edition, Geography is expected to grow from 2006 to 2016. Growth is predicted to significantly increase for surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists, and surveying and mapping (Geographical Information Systems) technicians (increase by 21 percent from 2006 to 2016). Growth is also predicted for teachers at the secondary level, and professors at colleges and universities.
Geography: Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Geographers can find jobs in a diverse array of fields:
Anne Tatarsky, 2013 GIS student...
“The GIS program at Monroe Community College has helped me make connections in the local GIS community, provided me with the skills and guidance to be able to work as a professional in this field, and I secured an internship with the help of the connections that I made as a student in the program.
I was able to use what I learned in class in a practical and professional setting as well as lay the ground work for a new career using GIS. I am grateful for my experience and that MCC offers this certificate program. I look forward to taking more classes and completing the certificate in the near future!”
from the University of Calgary Geography Department
Building 8, Room 212
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.