Industry Overview

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has experienced a substantial amount of growth over the past two decades. GIS are used in government, industry, utilities, planning, municipal services, health, and retailing, ultimately bridging the gap between society, economy, and the environment. The field of GIS is similar across all organizations; for example, it is often used as a decision support system in order to offer spatial analysis or to aid in risk management within location planning.

Many students enrolled in this GIS certificate program are already working in these fields or seeking entry into the industry. Typical job titles include:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Decision Support Specialist/Analyst
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • Location Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Spatial Database Technician