Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Lobbyist work to influence major decisions in government by petitioning and working with officials and lawmakers. They can work for corporations, non-profits, charities, government agencies and institutions. Geographers would make natural lobbyists, because in order to do their job properly a lobbyist needs to be informed on a wide range of political issues. Lobbyists need to have excellent communication and people skills and must also be willing to travel and work in a wide range of diverse environments.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Political Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography, Qualitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Political Geography
Skills: Strong communication skills, knowledge of legislative process, demographics, policy research, critical thinking.
Occupation Group: Government
Learn more about Lobbyist from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/political-scientists.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler