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The SWC GIS&T Program has been funded (in part) via two National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants (DUE #0501247 and #802408). Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Science Foundation.
Seeing the World. Making a Difference
    Approximately 80% of ALL data have a spatial or location-based component. With GIS as a tool, companies, organizations, and individuals can improve their data integration & organization, make better strategic decisions, and make maps based on specific requirements and questions asked. GIS is a convergence of technological fields and traditional disciplines. It is an enabling technology that continues to see astounding growth and utilization in every discipline.
    The geospatial industry and market for it continue to expand at a phenomenal rate. The utilization, teaching of, and research into GIS and geospatial-related technologies is robust.
Government, private industry, and academic researchers have identified the need for more competent GIS and geospatial technology specialists, and for educational and training opportunities:

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has identified geospatial technologies as one of three technologies that will experience incredible growth over the next decade.
There are concerns from the industry that the rate of industry growth is far outpacing the generation and development of a competent labor force for the GIS industry.
According to a DOL analysis, today's $5 billion market for GIS is set to increase to $30 billion in just one year.
Career Links

GIS Lounge, “GIS Career Resources”
One of the best one stop shop for geospatial career information).

Provides an estimate of the salary for a GIS Analyst in San Diego, CA (or anywhere else).

asprs online:
This website introduces three fields of Geospatial information, such as photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS. It also provides information about Geospatial information education and employment.

ESRI Careers in GIS:
The website provides several links that will help you plan for your GIS career.

This site features career information and profiles of people who use geospatial technologies.

Geospatial Industry Workforce Information System
GIWIS provides resources about the geospatial industry including educational topics, industry data, information about the workforce, resources, and a job search.

Job Opportunities

GIS Lounge, “Job Listing Sites”
One of the best one stop shop for geospatial job listings)

Geosearch, Inc.
Commercial GIS and geospatial industry recruitment company serving employers and employment seekers.

GIS Career and Job Info
GIS career, internship, job, and educational program listings. There is also information on major employers.

GIS Connection
A commercial job announcement and resume posting service for geospatial technology employment.

Another commercial job announcement and resume posting service for geospatial industry employment.

GIS Jobs & Careers
GeoCommunity Career Center. GIS and geospatial industry job announcements and career resources.

GIS Jobs Clearing House
Claims to be the most visited GIS and remote sensing jobs site on the Internet with hundreds of positions and resumes in their databases.

Geospatial Careers