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Geographic Information Systems Specialists

Employment Prospects


GIS specialists are employed by companies that provides GIS services to companies and organizations in many industries (such as health care, defense, engineering, business, emergency services). They are also employed directly by museums, colleges and universities, and government agencies (such as the National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Geodetic Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation). GIS software developers who sell big GIS software packages need research and development professionals to create new packages, write manuals, and do other development work; sales and marketing workers; and administrative workers.

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