Working In… Earth Sciences – Cartographer

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Jing has made an unexpected career as an image specialist in triangulation – she originally wanted to work as a herbal doctor, but her studies at university changed her mind and now she loves what she does and couldn’t imagine not being a cartographer. She talks about the applications of her work and the other industries that utilise her work and why it’s interesting and exciting.

This resource is best suited to students in Years 4 and 9 who are learning about the Earths surface, materials and using technology to model and who want to find out more about careers in this field.

Working In… Earth Science – Cartographer

Video length: 3:03 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 4, 9


Chemical Sciences – Materials

Earth and Space Sciences – Plate Tectonics, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface


4 & 9