(Sub-category of Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers)
Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Historic preservationists analyze, inspect and preserve historic documents, buildings, artifacts and other objects with historical significance. This job focuses on protecting important forms of cultural heritage, and most often comes in the form of protecting built environments that enrich people’s lives within the urban landscape. Geographers are well prepared to work in the field of historic preservation whether they work with preserving historic documents such as maps or they work as a historic preservation planner for a major city. Geographers can apply geographic information about culture and cultural processes in a wide variety of contexts and can use this to aid the preservation process.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Historical Geography, Regional Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Cultural Geography
Skills: Geographic Information Science (GIS), knowledge of local and federal laws, cultural geography, urban planning.
Occupation Group: Education, Training and Library
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Written by Kaleigh Shuler