Perspective on a GIS Career

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Michael Gould is interviewed about his thoughts on a career in GIS by American Sentinel University:

The job market for people who know about these larger GIS deployments is quite strong. I recently heard an estimate of some 2,000 open GIS positions in the US, mainly in the regions of Washington D.C., Colorado and California. As more geoprocessing functionality moves to Web, the demand for true GIS professionals to keep all these sites running will be even stronger.

Being that Gould is the Director of Education for Esri, there is a bias in the article towards Esri products as a required GIS experience base.  The interviewer queries Gould on the educational and skills requirements for those seeking to develop a career in GIS.  Also tied into the article are Gould’s perspectives on the future of GIS technology and its importance in society.

Read more: Words with a GIS Education Guru

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