Michael Kelsey, Ph.D.
You might think geography is only about memorizing places, things like states and capitals, rivers, mountains and countries. Though geography involves places, it’s not just about memorizing them. Geography looks at the relationship between people and their physical environment (planet earth) and helps explain human behavior, especially in relation to any movement on the earth’s surface.
Geographers are highly skilled and experienced professionals. Careers that combine geography and technology such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are especially in demand. Many job opportunities are available, but most geographers work in the four basic fields of: