There is a common misconception that the job possibilities for geographers are limited to either teachers/professors or cartographers. In reality, geographers hold a wide range of jobs, from government analyst, transportation planner, urban planner, tourism planner, forest ranger and park ranger to travel agent, airline pilot, journalist, meteorologist, climatologist, and many more, including military positions both enlisted and civilian.
GIS and Geospatial Technology careers are available in private industry, local, state and federal agencies as well as in the nonprofit areas.
Name: Matthew Lee
Graduated Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies in Geographic Information Systems and Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from SUU
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University
Current job: Cartographer
Dixie National Forest
"My education at SUU provided me with the skills and real world experience that I needed to succeed. I graduated from SUU feeling prepared to compete in the job market and was able to find a job working in a field that I love."