Geo-sciences are studies of where things are located on the surface of the earth and why they are located there, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Maintain records Examine data Develops project designs
Gather and organize data Write grant proposals Conduct field studies
Evaluation Computer modeling Plan long-term projects
Utilize statistical applications Interview skills Summarize results
Recognize similarities Understand societies Surveying and sampling
Write clearly Identify value systems Present position
Observe human interactions Communicate across cultures

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Aerial Photo Interpreter Facilities Planner Land Developer
Site Researcher Agricultural Extension Agent Forestry Technician
Land Economist Soil Conservationist Surveyor
Geographer Land-Use Analyst Location Expert
Cartographer Geographic Area Specialist Geographic Attaché
Systems Analyst Cartography Compiler Climatologist
Map Analyst Teacher Traffic Manager
Remote Sensing Analyst Map Curator/Librarian Map Editor
Coastal Zone Manager Geophysics Assistant Hazardous Waste Planner
Transportation Analyst Community Developer Computer Mapper
Market Research Analyst Transportation Manager Travel Agent/Specialist
Health Services Planner Natural Resources Specialist Outdoor Guide
Computer Programmer International Investment Hydrologist
Urban/Regional Planner Demographer Earth Scientist
Park Ranger Weather Forecaster Wildlife Manager
Industrial Developer Peace Corp Volunteer Intelligence Agent
Ecologist Industrial Planner Env. Impact Analyst
Writer/Author Editor International Business Rep.
Public Utilities Specialist Zoning Investigator College/University Professor
Environmental Quality Specialist Real Estate Agent/Broker/Appraiser Geographic Information Systems 

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Aerial Survey Firms Architectural Firms Engineering Firms
Environmental Consulting Firms Federal, State & Local Government Insurance Companies
Land Developers Mapping Agencies Marketing/Distribution Companies
Planning Agencies Real Estate & Development Corporations Resource Management Agencies
School Boards Textbook & Map Publishers Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Energy
Department of Health & Human Services Department of Housing & Urban Development Department of Interior
Department of State Department of Transportation Environmental Protection Agency
National Aeronautics & Space Administration Travel Agencies Universities

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Geo Club

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Agribusiness, Environment, and Natural Resources
  • Careers for Nature Lovers and Other Outdoor Types
  • Careers for Scientific Types & Others with Enquiring Minds
  • College Majors and Career
  • Career Opportunities in Science
  • Green Jobs for a New Economy
  • Opportunities in Social Science Careers
  • The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century
  • Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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