Careers in GIS

Apply GIS software to make critical business and organizational decisions across the globe. Consider a career in GIS. GIS careers exist in every imaginable discipline, from environmental science to commercial businesses and much more. This wide range of opportunities lets you combine your passions or interests with GIS for the most satisfying and successful career.

What do GIS Professionals do?

GIS software is often assocaited with making maps, but GIS professionals do much more than that.
GIS careers typically include responsibilities such as

  • Cartographic Design
  • Database administration
  • Data analysis
  • Project management
  • Computer modeling
  • System administration
  • Programming

Careers in GIS can also encompass business development, managerial, and administrative roles.

How Much do GIS Professionals Make?

GIS jobs range form part-time to full-time positions, and salary varies widely by location, discipline, 
and experience. reports the range in the U.S. between $41,108 for an entry-level analyst to 
$89,475 for a GIS supervisor as of March 2014. View the Salary Survey for a more 
in-depth look at salaries.

Jump Start Your GIS Career

Organizations of all types need professionals skilled in integrating GIS with their core business. 
The following sites will hlep you plan for your GIS career or help you train your workforce in GIS.

Find a job in GIS

You can learn about thousands of open positions around the world at the following geospatial career web sites.