Develop, create, and modify GIS applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. If this sounds exciting, you may want to pursue a career in GIS programming and engineering.
Are you a skilled programmer or engineer interested in GIS technology? Graduates working in GIS programming and engineering are responsible for the following:
Those working in GIS as a programmer or engineer can expect to earn a median salary of $96,861.
Job opportunities in this field are forecasted to grow at a rate of 20.18% per year, which is much faster than average.
Most GIS programmers or GIS engineers have an undergraduate degree in either computer science or engineering and a master’s degree or graduate level certificate specific for geospatial information systems and technology.
You will find job listings with the following titles:
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:
Develop or modify software applications for geospatial projects. Apply for the Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Technology today to get the knowledge you need for the career you want.