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About GIS : Growth in Field

“Increasing demand for readily available, consistent, accurate, complete and current geographic information and the widespread availability and use of advanced technologies offer great job opportunities for people with many different talents and educational backgrounds”
High Growth Industry Profile - Geospatial Technology

Despite recent global economic challenges, job placement remains strong for MSGIS graduates. Geospatial technology is identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as high growth industry. Much of the growth in recent years is attributed to the public sector as well as utility, telecommunication, transportation, and education industries. Use of GIS for homeland security applications has also grown. The wide variety of fields GIS can benefit strengthens its economic outlook. Click here to read about some of the many industries using geospatial technology.