There is an unmet need for professionals with GIS technology skills. Students with a GIS Certificate of Achievement may be employed with private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as city, county, state and federal agencies. Salaries depend upon experience and degree attainment, but can range from $20,000 to $60,000 per year.
Recently GIS ranked 97 out of the top 100 Best Jobs in America according to a recent CNN Survey.
The leading research and advisory firm for industry, ARC, forecasts the worldwide market for Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to "continue growing between 2012 and 2017." To read the full article published by ARC click here.