According to the Association of American Geographers, Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.
There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence - how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's surface. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, land forms, vegetation, soils, and water. They forecast the weather, manage land and water resources, and analyze and plan for forests, rangelands, and wetlands.
Geographers at Work - Created as an ongoing series of profiles of geography graduates working in business, industry, and government to assist in answering the most frequently ask question, "What can I do with a degree in geography?"
A Sample of Careers by Geographic Fields: Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Technology, Human and Cultural Geography, Physical Geography, Regional Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.