The use of GIS applications in military operations has revolutionised the way in which the military plans, operates and functions. From home security to operations around the globe, our military depends on reliable, accurate spatial mapping and tools. Build a purposeful career in military and geospatial intelligence as a GIS expert.
Military forces use GIS in a variety of applications including mission command, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, training area management and mission support. Geospatial information plays a strategic role in cartography, battlefield management, terrain analysis, remote sensing, military installation management and monitoring of possible terrorist activity.
Here in the USA or overseas, you can make a difference working in military and geospatial intelligence doing some or all of the following:
Analyze. Advise. Consult. Learn more about the following career paths:
Wondering what real life opportunities are available? In addition to individual job and internship announcements posted via the MGIST and Certificate listservs, there are numerous job search engines specific to the geospatial industry to help your GIST careers search.
Students also have access to ePACK, the job and internship repository for NC State students. A few of the more prominent job blogs are highlighted below.
The GIS Jobs Map: Interactive map cataloging GIS positions in the US and several countries.
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse: Summary of numerous other job sites
Opportunities with Esri: Student Jobs and Internships with Esri
Triangle Area GIS: A job blog for geospatial careers in the Triangle Area of NC
MyGISJobs.com: National Job Blog
Geojobs.biz: Geospatial Career Portal
GIS Jobs: Job blog with resume posting capabilities
URISA Jobs: Job blog hosted by URISA
Considering another industry? Learn how you can specialize in your field of interest and build a GIS career in the industry of your choice:
More than ever before, the U.S. military depends on GIS technology for our nation’s defense. Apply today to get the degree you need to build the career you want.