There are certain economic indicators that are used to reveal how the job market is doing in the U.S. Automotive sales, the housing market and unemployment rate have all revealed that the job market is continuing to improve across all industries. In 2017, more than 17 million vehicles were sold. Housing sales have been strong with a supply of homes at 10%, which is down 1.5%. Additionally, unemployment is down to 4.1% as of December 2017. Employment trends have indicated that the higher amount of education one has completed, the less likely they are to be unemployed. For instance, those without a high school degree are more likely to be unemployed than someone with a Ph.D.
GeoSearch’s Employer Survey (2016) reveals the following about the GIS industry:
There is good news for those at the entry-level category in the GIS industry:
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:
What skills are we looking for?
Current GIS Market Trends:
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