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.
According to private research, GIS industry reportedly grew in the double digits in 2010 and another 8% in 2011. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2010-2011 Handbook labeled GIS skilled workers as having “favorable job prospects” and the US Department of Labor’s High Growth Industry Profile – Geospatial Technology report found that the geospatial market is “growing at an […]
GIS industry trends gain be gleaned by surveys and other reports produced by market research companies. While most of these reports can only be fully read after purchase, the executive summaries allow for an overview on the state of the GIS industry. The GIS Industry according to Daratech, a GIS […]
Along with a solid foundation in GIS related coursework, an internship is a must-have in developing strong GIS skills. Finding a GIS Internship Developing your real world experience using GIS is a necessity for finding a geospatial job after you’ve completed your coursework. Most entry-level GIS (jobs that usually have […]
The Canadian Geomatics Employment Center website provides users with tools to help find GIS, Remote Sensing, CAD, and Mapping jobs by connecting Canadian employers with qualified job seekers. Registration and resume posting is free to job seekers and employers: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center. Elizabeth Ward from the Washington Post has a review of […]
GeoJobs Network provides a place to find GIS jobs around the world by connecting employers with job seekers. Registration and resume posting is free to job seekers. Companies that are on a pay plan will be featured on the front page to let anyone who visits know who they are […]