Occupation Title: Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
Description: Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 17-1021
Sample Job Titles: Photogrammetric Technician, Stereo Compiler, Compiler, GIS Analyst (Geographic Information Systems Analyst), Digital Cartographer, GIS Manager (Geographic Information Systems Manager), GIS Specialist (Geographic Information Systems Specialist)
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 6,100
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).