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Geographic Information Systems Specialists

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Geographic information systems (GIS) specialists are a subspecialty of geographers. They focus on the scientific theory of geographic information and analysis, and may research and develop new geographic information systems and applications. They combine computer graphics, artificial intelligence, and high-speed communications in the mapping, manipulation, storage, and selective retrieval of geographic data.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Outgoing

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
GIS Manager

Geographic Information Officer

GIS Analyst

GIS Technician

Digitizer