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Careers and Outcomes

The United States Department of Labor estimates employment of surveying and mapping technicians is projected to grow 5 percent between 2018 and 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Increased demand for the data from mapping technology requires additional technicians to gather the information. Meanwhile, employment of cartographers and photogrammetrists is projected to grow 29 percent between 2014 and 2024—much faster than the average for all occupations.

For this reason, job prospects are likely to be excellent.

Careers in GIS

  • Business analysis
  • Cartography
  • Data collection
  • Environmental science
  • Geology
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Geospatial Database Engineering
  • Health care and public health
  • Land surveying
  • Law enforcement
  • Mapping
  • National security
  • Photogrammetry
  • Teaching

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