Forbes looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data that predicted which jobs would have the highest growth between 2014 – 2024. The top twenty fastest growing jobs can be found at this website: http://www3.forbes.com/business/the-20-fastest-growing-jobs-in-america/. Two careers on the list are:
- #15: cartographer
- #8: statistician
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) combines cartography and statistics, leading to career opportunities with tremendous growth potential!
Where should one prepare for a career in GIS? You can’t go wrong at the Department of Geography, The Ohio State University! The geography program at Ohio State is consistently listed as one of the top programs in the USA for a spatial career.