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Occupation Title: Geospatial Information Scientists &  Technologists

Description: Research and develop geospatial technologies. May produce databases, perform applications programming or coordinate projects. May specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1199.04

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Salary Chart Geospatial Information Scientists &Technologists

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 183,110
2011: 177,630
2012: 185,730
2013: 196,280
2014: 212,510

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 40,200
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*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).

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