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GIS Career and Jobs

Building a GIS Career

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.  

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What Do GIS Professionals Make: GIS Salary Surveys

What Do GIS Professionals Make: GIS Salary Surveys

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.

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Map of GIS Job Listings in the USGIS Job listings in the contiguous United States as posted during February of 2012. Click on map for a larger version.

Where are the GIS Jobs? A Look at the GIS Job Market in the United States

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 […]

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GIS Industry Trends and Outlook

GIS Industry Trends and Outlook

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 […]

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How to Find Internships in GIS

How to Find Internships in 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 […]

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GeoBriefs: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center, ResMap, ArcGIS Explorer

GeoBriefs: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center, ResMap, ArcGIS Explorer

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 […]