Sales: Outdoor Equipment
Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography
Overview: The world has become a urban society. Millions of urban dwellers long for the outdoors. They love outdoor sports, hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, trekking, water sports, golfing, running and walking, just to name a few activities. Most big store chains stock equipment for outdoor sports. Bass Pro Shop and Cabelas are large chains that stock every possible products needed for outdoor sports and recreational activities. A well trained workforce is needed for these commercial outlets and it would be best if these sales people would have a background in geography, especially environment and society. Many specialists are needed as sales people that should know state laws and the local area. They need to understand equipment, including hunting guns, fishing, and others.
Geographers at work:
Recommended College Courses:
Skills: An understanding of the outdoor environment, particularly from the standpoint of recreation and sports. Mapping. Weather and climate. Descriptive information on resorts and outdoor activities.
Written by Dr. Richard G. Boehm