I. JOB SUMMARY
Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Region
Overview: Diplomats promote the United States’ interests around the globe. They generally seek to engage foreign governments, businesses and social groups through a wide range of policies and programs. In order to be an effective and efficient diplomat, a person needs an excellent grasp of the political, economic and cultural geography of a country and region along with knowledge about the United States’ political and economic goals.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers, Political Geographers
Recommended College Courses: World Geography, Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Geography
Skills: Economic geography; political geography; human and cultural geography; globalization and its impact.
Occupation Group: Government
Learn more about Diplomats from the U.S. Department of State: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/officer/
Learn more about Diplomats 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
II. POWERFUL GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE