Careers in GIS

GIS software helps people make critical business and organizational decisions across the globe. Consider a career in GIS. GIS careers exist in every imaginable discipline, from environmental science to commercial businesses and much more. This wide range of opportunities lets you combine your passions or interests with GIS for the most satisfying and successful career.

What Do GIS Professionals Do?

GIS software is often associated with making maps, but GIS professionals do much more than that.
GIS careers typically include responsibilities in fields such as

  • Cartographic design
  • Database administration
  • Data analysis
  • Project management
  • Computer modeling
  • System administration
  • Programming

Careers in GIS can also encompass business development as well as managerial and administrative roles.



How Much Do GIS Professionals Make?

GIS jobs range from part-time to full-time positions, and salary varies widely by location, discipline,
and experience. Salary.com reports the range in the US between $41,108 for an entry-level analyst to
$89,475 for a GIS supervisor as of March 2014. View the GISJobs.com Salary Survey for a more
in-depth look at salaries.

Jump-Start Your GIS Career

Organizations of all types need professionals skilled in integrating GIS with their core business.
The following sites will help you plan for your GIS career or help you train your workforce in GIS.

Find a Job in GIS

You can learn about thousands of open positions around the world at the following geospatial career web sites.




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