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Employment Trends By the Numbers

  • Job openings for GIS scientists, technicians, and techologists are projected to grow 3-9% from 2010-2020 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • The job category for "geographer" is poised to increase nearly 30% by 2020 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Each of the following career fields are projected to grow by upwards of 15,000 employees between 2008-2018: geographers, geoscientists, cartographers, urban and regional planners, and other geographic professionals (US Department of Labor, 2010).

Job Search Resources

Handshake - Search thousands of jobs and internships in Ohio State's own job search database.

USAJobs.gov - Federal job listings board. Jobs and internships available within federal government offices and agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are available on this site.

careers.ohio.gov - State of Ohio job listings board. Jobs and internships available with state government office and agencies, including the Ohio Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations are available on this site.

Association of American Geographers Jobs in Geography Center - The AAG provides insight and background into geography careers and makes available profiles of some of its members, many of whom prepared for their career by obtaining an undergraduate degree in geography.

American Meteorological Society - Search internships and jobs within atmospheric and related sciences, post your resume, and set up email alerts so you are the first to learn about new job postings.

Central Ohio National Weather Association - Provides links to the NWS office in Wilmington, OH and the National Weather Association homepage. Also view upcoming events and scholarship opportunities.

Esri Careers - Search career and internship opportunities at the world's largest developer of GIS technology. Opportunities exist for geography and GIS majors.

geographyjobs.com - Provides links to popular job searches, such as GIS analyst, urban planner, environmental specialist, and transportation engineer

geojobs.biz - Features employers who are hiring now

geosearch.com - Search for GIS, GPS, and geospatial jobs

giscafe.com - View GIS careers opportunities, current news, and upcoming events

gisjobs.com - Provides a list of jobs by category, including geography, forestry, government, and land use

gislounge.com - Helpful site if you are still trying to figure out what GIS entails and what opportunities exist within the field

www.careerjet.com - Careerjet.com is a job search engine for the United States. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually.

www.jooble.org - World wide Job search engine.

www.physicaloxy.com - Academic Vacancies in Schools of Physical and Earth Sciences

Occupational Outlook Quarterly - This Bureau of Labor Statistics' publication analyzes specific career fields, provides insight on the education and training necessary for different careers, and estimates earnings in specific occupations. In 2005, the publication focused on jobs within geography.

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