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Your profession: Geographer (m/f)

Professional activities

Geographers research the characteristics of the earth’s surface, the way it is used and its significance for humans and the various human cultures. They analyse system correlations, highlight the effects of human intervention into the system and draw up plans for the spatial development of the environment.

Fields of work

Possible places or areas of employment for geographers include the following.

  • Institutes of higher education and research institutes
  • Public administration, e.g. regional planning offices
  • Architectural companies specialising in local, regional and state planning
  • Environmental protection organisations
  • Development aid organisations
  • In the German armed forces, e.g. in the Geoinformation Service
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).