STEM Career of the Week – Geographer

Geographer

Marguerite Harrison

Job Description:  Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth’s surface, conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area.
Education:  Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate
Possible Job Titles:  Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Earth Observations Chief Scientist (NASA), Environmental Scientist, Scientist
Possible Employers:  private sector, military, government, academia
Famous Geographers:  Carl Ritter (father of modern Geography), Marguerite Harrison (co-founder of the Society of Women Geographers), Martin Behaim (created the first globe in 1492)