The outlook for employment in the fields of Geography and Geographic Information Systems is excellent.
It’s no secret that having GIS skill significantly enhances your employment prospects and long-term career opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics research shows that many fields directly within and/or related to GIS will be expanding rapidly over the next decade—take a look at these expected growth rates!
- Cartography and Remote Sensing - 20% increase
- Geographers, GIS Technicians—29%
Keep in mind that employment where GIS skill is utilized spans a very wide range of settings not limited to urban/regional planning, transportation, agriculture, business, environment and natural resources, wildland fire, archeology, law enforcement, disaster response, health/human services, utilities and more!