Why Study GIS?
The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes geotechnology as one of the three most
progressive professions today, alongside nanotechnology and
biotechnology. Over 500,000 professionals in fields ranging
from environmental engineer to retail trade analysis are asked to use
GIS in their jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that surveyors,
cartographers, and photogrammetrists (a subset of GIS occupations) are
experiencing faster than average employment growth - anticipating growth
at 19 percent between 2008 and 2018.
Money Magazine and Payscale.com listed geographic information system analyst in
its list of the "Top 100 Best Jobs in America" in 2010. The 2011 list
of the "Best Jobs in Fast-Growth Fields" includes various careers that