What does a Geographer do?
A geographer studies nature, the land, and the earth. Geographers research the inhabitants and features (human and physical geographic characteristics) of a region from global to local then present their findings to stakeholders or colleagues. They study and examine cultural or political structures and phenomena relating to geography.
How to Become a Geographer
Ordinarily, a geographer would need a master’s degree as well as extensive knowledge and experience. A few may consider a bachelor’s degree but would want a lot of background in the similar field. Training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is very important and may require on-the-job training as well.
Job Description of a Geographer
A geographer uses the study of the earth’s surface and nature to collect information on the physical aspects of a region, such as plants, animals, climates, and land forms. This research includes implication of human activities in a certain area examining economic activities, social characteristics, and even political organization.
A geographer looks at the interdependence between regions ranging from global to local. They create graphs, diagrams, and maps with the use of geographical information software.
Geographers use cartography principles, topography elevation, and map scales. They collect geographical data from a variety of sources such as aerial photographs, satellite imagery, and/or field observations.
A geologist can offer consulting expertise in areas including market area analysis, regional cultural history, environmental hazards, and others. One might teach geography.
A geographer would have knowledge of methods and principles to explain physical characteristics, locations, and the distribution of human life, as well as plant or animal life in the features of land, air masses, and sea.
Geologists need knowledge of history, archeology, sociology and anthropology, as well as computers and electronics. They should be skilled in category flexibility, inductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning.