Careers in GIS

The potential for practicing geography in private enterprise and government has grown considerably in recent years, although few such positions are designated with the title of Geographer or GIS Analyst. Listed below are representative occupational titles.

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Agricultural Geographer
Air Quality Analyst
Airlines Researcher
Area Specialist
Cartographer
Cartographic Technician
Cartographer-Illustrator
Climatologist
Community Development Analyst
Community Planner
Conservation Scientist
Computer Mapping Specialist
Demographer
Economic Development Analyst
Editorial Work and Publishing
Environmental Management Specialist
Forester
Geographic Analyst
Geographic Attaché
Geographic Engineer
GIS Analyst/Technician
Geographic Planner​
Hazardous Waste Planner
Industrial Developer
Intelligence Analyst
International Economist
Land Economist
Land Use Planner
Location Analyst
Map Analyst
Map Curator
Map Librarian
Marketing Analyst
Meteorologist
Newspaper Research Analyst
Oceanographer
Park Ranger
Photogrammetrist
Political Analyst
Real Estate Planning & Research Specialist
Regional Planner
Remote Sensing Analyst
Research Analyst
Research Coordinator​
Research Geographer
Research Planner
Resource Economist
Sales Facilities
Site Researcher
Soil Conservationist
Soil Geographer
Surveyor
Teacher
Terrain Analyst
Tourism Developer
Transportation Planner
Travel Consultant and Planner
Urban Planner
Utility Mapping Analyst
Weather Forecaster
Web Master
Zoning Administrator​