Written by Kaleigh Shuler
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 at work: 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.
Skills: Strong communication skills, knowledge of legislative process, demographics, policy research, critical thinking.