Fields of work
In recent years Economic Geographers have opened up a plethora of new occupations in political areas, as well as, and especially the private sector. Within the public sector, the number of Economic Geographers in fields of business attraction and development, public relations, waste and environmental consulting, transport planning and development aid has risen dramatically.
In the private sector new occupational fields can be found in the area business consultancy, market research, location and region analysis (for instance in the sectors trade, finance and real estate as well as the tourist industry), and finally in the media and other business and politics driven fields.
Among others, cultural Geographers are occupied in the fields of urban and regional planning, the tourism sector, intercultural cooperation or Non-Governmental Organisations.
For ongoing teachers studying Geography economic geographical knowledge can be very relevant for their later occupation. Economic Geography is uniquely in the position to describe current social processes, e.g. globalisation and its consequences in various spatial contexts, and impart pupil-friendly decision-making and responsibilities. Using this knowledge ongoing teachers with a major in Economic Geography can play an active part in discussions on economics as a subject at school and take over important teaching modules.