GIS Career and Jobs
Articles covering issues relating to developing a career in GIS including interview preparation, educational background, and ongoing professional development. Also listed are GIS job resources.
GIS Education • GIS Programs • GIS Distance Learning • GIS Tutorials • K-12 GIS Education The issue of GIS certification continues to be a controversial topic. Find articles about the goals for certification and read the arguments for and against certification in the GIS profession. GIS Certification versus Certificate Programs What is the different between a [...]
URISA has announced that it has begun collecting data for the 2010-2011 URISA salary survey for IT and GIS professionals. The previous two surveys were done in 2003 and 2007. [T]he survey will provide current information related to salary and responsibilities by employer type, geographic location, and professional GIS experience. This year’s survey will also [...]
Last summer, the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) announced plans to update the GIS Professional Certification process. Starting February 1st, GISCI will accept public comments about their proposed changes: Key among the proposed updates is the addition of a required examination. The Working Group that prepared the proposal recommends that the exam be based on the U.S. Department [...]
Registration for Esri’s technical certification exams opened up this month. Alex Mahrou over on his RockyMountainGeo blog outlines his strategy for preparing for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate exam. What tips and strategies do you have for preparing for the technical exams? Read more: How I’m preparing for the ArcGIS Desktop Associate Exam Esri Offering Technical [...]
Esri now offers a technical certification program for their software. The Esri Technical Certification Program, announced today, will recognize people skilled in desktop, developer, and enterprise use of Esri technology. Earning a certification will mean an individual possesses a high level of technical expertise using Esri software. Starting in January of 2011, certification will be offered [...]