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​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 engineers to retail trade analysts 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 employment growth -- 20% (faster than average) for cartographers and photogrammetrists and 14% for surveyors and mapping technicians.

      Type in “Geographic Information Systems” in the search bar
      Click on the categories "Cartographers and Photogrammetrists: 
           Occupational Outlook Handbook" and "Surveying and Mapping 
           Technicians:  Occupational Outlook Handbook"
       Click on "Job Outlook"
Money Magazine lists geographic information system specialist in its list of the "Top 100 Best Jobs in America" with a job growth of 22.1%. 
      Geographic Information Systems Specialist is listed #85