The use of geospatial technologies is increasingly being used in a variety of fields. GIS is being used in many different industries and the skills required to be a successful GIS professional have evolved over the years. Below are recommendations on building a strong background in preparation for a career in GIS based on what the majority of employers are looking for. However, keep in mind you will find a wide variety of work and educational backgrounds among those working in GIS jobs.
What are the average salaries for a GIS Analyst, GIS technician, or GIS manager? Finding out that answer depends on a variety of factors from the industry the job is located in, years of experience, and education level of the GIS employee. Salaries also vary greatly by region/ The best way to get an estimate as to your earning power based on your location, experience, and field of interest is through GIS salary surverys.
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 […]
Anthony Calderon, a GIS intern with the City of Santa Clarita and a Geography student at California State University, Northridge, shares his experiences in this guest article. Geographic Information Systems is a fast growing field of technology, and new waves of students armed with the education of GIS are growing […]