Earth Scientist

Minimum M.A. (Geography)

Not required

The tasks a Geographer is expected to perform include:

Studying the characteristics and use of earth's surface

Relating and interpreting the interaction of physical and cultural phenomena

Investigating the nature of physical and climate environments of selected areas by obtaining data with the application of various sciences such as physics, geology, oceanography, meteorology and biology

Analyzing human activity in its social aspects, such as political, economic, movement and growth of population, etc.

Deducing the relationship between human activity and the geographical environment

Conducting cartographic surveys and drawing maps to the required scales

Providing expert opinion to the Government and other organizations on problems of economic exploitation of geographic regions, determination of political boundaries and related problems

Knowledge of various kinds of soil and their characteristics

Skilled in engineering, drawing and measurement techniques

Ability to make maps by using exact proportionate scaling

In-depth knowledge of the earths surface characteristics and its distribution pattern

Knowledge of the cultural habitats of people

Ability to write research reports

Not applicable





It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000

For candidates with experience - INR 50,000 to INR 60,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Enormous job opportunities are available for Geographers not only in the public sector but also in the private sector now. Companies in the private sector are now recognizing the skill that a geographically trained individual can bring to their use. A Geographer's career includes working as a planner, cartographer (map makers), GIS specialist, analyst, scientist, researcher and many other important positions in big organizations. Experienced geographers can also be found working as instructors, professors and researchers at school, colleges and universities. So many career options enable a Geographer to choose from a lot of promising careers.

Private and government colleges/universities


Government geographical societies

Cities and towns across India