Across the country, tens of thousands of trained [geospatial] workers are needed to fill positions that are going begging.
Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
What do GIS Professionals Do?
GIS is often associated with making maps, but GIS professionals do much more than that. GIS is used to manage human activities. GIS professionals visualize, analyze, and model our world to help organizations make informed decisions.
GIS careers typically include responsibilities such as
- Cartographic design
- Data analysis
- Computer programming
- Database administration
- Project management
- System administration
Careers in GIS can also encompass business development, managerial, and administrative roles.