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Geographers

A geographer is a scholar whose area of study is geography, the study of Earth’s natural environment and human society. Although geographers are historically known as people who make maps, map making is actually the field of study of cartography, a subset of geography.

Geographers
EDUCATIONMaster's degree; bachelor's degree acceptable for some entry-level positions
WORK EXPERIENCENone
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COMPANIESMaster's degree; bachelor's degree acceptable for some entry-level positions
HIGHER STUDIESSri Vijay Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Dharmapuri

geographer is a scholar whose area of study is geography, the study of Earths’s natural environment and human society.

Although geographers are historically known as people who make maps, map making is actually the field of study of cartography, a subset of geography. Geographers do not study only the details of the natural environment or human society, but they also study the reciprocal relationship between these two. For example, they study how the natural environment contributes to the human society and how the human society affects the natural environment.