Occupation Title: Geographic Information Systems Technicians
Description: Assist scientists, technologists, and related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, and using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development and provide user support.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1199.05
Sample Job Titles: Geographic Information Systems Analyst (GIS Analyst), Geographic Information Systems Specialist (GIS Specialist), Geographic Information Systems Technician (GIS Technician), Cartographer, Geographic Information Systems Coordinator (GIS Coordinator), Technical Support Specialist
Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 191, 780
2009: 195, 890
2010: 183, 110
2011: 177, 630
2012: 185, 730
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 51, 600
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%
(total 10 year projection, not annual)
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).
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