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EXPLORE CAREERS IN GIS

Esri and VirtualJobShadow.com are partnered to empower students to explore the possibilities of GIS careers. Flourishing in all industries, careers in GIS transform data analysis into a scientific art-- one that promotes both critical thinking and innovation. If you want to be on the cutting edge of science and technology, and impact positive change in the world, check out some of these exciting careers.

 
Climate Scientist
The National Climatic Data Center keeps the world's largest climate data archive, and provides climatological analysis to every sector of the economy. Do not miss this incredible job shadowing experience! Career Details
 
App Developer
Computer programmers write code to create software programs. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. Career Details
 
Helicopter Pilot - Firefighter
You just can't keep a person like Steve down on the ground for long. He prefers to save lives and protect property while manning the skies. You'll also see how GIS technology helps him keep the public safer than ever. Career Details
 
Conservationist
If traveling around the world, living in the wilderness, investigating geography, and literally saving the planet appeal to you, then you'll find Dr. Michael Fay's job fascinating. Check it out. Career Details
 
GIS Analyst - Forester
Meet aptly- named Fern. She lives in Steamboat Springs, uses high-tech geography while saving the forests...on snowshoes!Enough said. It's one very cool career choice. Career Details
 
Health Geographer
Who would have thought that Geographic Technology could help save the planet from a health crisis? Seth Wiafe did; that's why he advises all public health professionals to think spatially! Career Details
 
GIS Manager
Even Christopher Columbus would be surprised to discover the profound impact technology has had on geography. Ingrid Bruce demonstrates in 3-D how GIS technology takes maps into a new dimension. Career Details
 
Civil Engineer
Sara loved buildings as a girl and planned to become an architect. In college, she discovered art didn't interest her as much as science, math, and GIS so she switched to civil engineering. Career Details
 
Volcanologist
With over 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, volcanologists specialize in using instrumentation to monitor volcanic activity and predict eruptions to keep people out of harm'€™s way. Career Details
 
Research Geographer
As a Geographer, Tamara studies how human populations impact the landscape over time. Her work is critically important to help city planners and water resource managers make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people. Career Details