Career Center & Student Employment

Geography and Planning

CSU, Chico Catalog Description

Some graduates with Geography and Planning degrees have pursued one or more of the following occupations:

  • Cartographer
  • City Planner
  • Conservation Worker
  • Customs Agent
  • Ecologist
  • Economic Geographer
  • Environmental Site Analyst
  • Facilities Planner
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information Specialist
  • Geological Engineer
  • Geophysicist
  • Investigator/Intelligence Agent (FBI, CIA)
  • Immigration Officer
  • Map Editor
  • Mapping Technician
  • Market & Survey Researcher
  • Park Ranger
  • Physical Geographer
  • Political Geographer
  • Professor
  • Reporter
  • Real Estate Agent/ Broker/ Appraiser
  • Satellite Imaging Specialist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Transportation Ticket Agent
  • Travel Agent
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Urban and Transportation Geographer
  • Weather Observer (Meteorology Tech.)
  • Weather Forecaster (Meteorologist)


  • Typically co-curricular activities, work experience and/or internships are essential (in addition to earning a college degree) to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
  • Some occupations may require advanced degrees and/or training (check with the Career Center regarding your target occupations).
  • Please visit the Career Center (SSC 270) early in your college experience to get ideas on how to build your resume.

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