GeoSearch’s Employer Survey (2016) reveals the following about the GIS industry:
- 58.6% of the respondents are small to mid-size commercial companies
- 29.2% of the respondents are City/County/State public agencies
- 10.2% of the respondents are from Colleges and Universities
- 1.7% of the respondents are Non-Profits
- 89.6% responded they have fewer than 100 geospatial employees
- 10.4% responded they have more than 100 geospatial employees
There is good news for those at the entry-level category in the GIS industry:
- 55% will hire GIS Technicians with 0-4 years of experience
- 50% will hire GIS Software/Web Developers
- Photogrammetry jobs are returning to the U.S. from oversees
- Surveyors will be in demand as many surveyors are close to retirement
- The jobs appear to be all over the U.S.
- Geospatial is in the top 3 fastest growing job sectors in the U.S.
Several years ago, the Department of Labor identified geospatial as its own industry. Take a look at the Geospatial Technology Competency Model to learn more about the language in the industry.
GeoSearch commonly recruits for:
- GIS Professionals – Technicians, Specialists, Programmers
- Sales – Business Development/Technical Sales
- Management – Technical, Project, and Executive Managers
- Surveying Personnel – CAD Techs, Field Positions, PLS
- Civil Engineers
What skills are we looking for?
- Competency with ESRI software
- Database Development and the ability to run queries
- Surveying Software – Civil 3D, Microstation, and AutoCAD skills
- Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) – Bachelor’s degree required
Current GIS Market Trends:
- As GIS becomes a part of everyday business, domain is becoming more important
- Utilities, Commercial Real Estate, and Defense has been very active in 2017 and early 2018
- Other sectors include: Government (largest employer of geospatial personnel); Energy (oil/gas); Mining
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