Design complex GIS data applications. Manage a team of analysts and technicians. If this sounds exciting, you may want to pursue a career in GIS data management.
Love geography, technology, data analysis and complex problem-solving? Graduates working in GIS data management are responsible for the following:
Those working in GIS data analysis can expect to earn a median salary of $86,330.
Job opportunities in this field are forecasted to grow at a rate of 4.2% per year.
This occupation is highlighted as a “bright outlook” position because job opportunities are anticipated to rise rapidly in the near future.
Those working in GIS data management typically have a four-year bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree or graduate-level certificate. You may be able to get an entry-level job as a cartographer or GIS data technician in this field with only a bachelor’s degree, but you will typically need additional education to advance to an analyst position, and even more experience and potentially more education to advance to a management position.
As you gain experience, you may qualify for higher level positions that include titles such as “manager,” “coordinator,” or “supervisor.” The following are similar job titles (some of which require more or less education and experience than others):
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
A master’s degree in GIS is a very powerful degree that opens up career options in several industries. Learn more about GIS careers in the following industries:
Build databases and analyze data to forecast and predict specifications and needs for a wide range of industries. Apply for the Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Technology today to get the knowledge you need for the career you want.