GIS Analyst

A GIS technician career could be for you if…
Your skills include critical thinking, complex problem solving and reading comprehension.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and conventional.
Your values include working conditions, independence and achievement.

Career Overview

A GIS technician manages geographic information systems (GIS) to support land management and other forestry activities. GIS is a leading technology in the natural resources profession. It results from the organization of geographic information into computer databases and analysis software, which allows for statistical analysis, calculations, custom map production, and many other manipulations to support planning, development, and research projects.

Other job titles include: geographic information system analyst (GIS analyst), geographic information systems administrator (GIS administrator), geographic information systems analyst (GIS analyst), geographic information systems coordinator (GIS coordinator), GIS specialist (geographic information systems specialist), GIS technician (geographic information systems technician), resource analyst.

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not


National Average Annual Salary
$46,540.00 - $166,780.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$22.37 - $80.18
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