The U.S. Department of Labor has recently identified geospatial analysis as one of the leading areas of employment in the coming decades. Graduates of the Carthage Geospatial Science Department often are quickly employed in private industry or government positions, or they choose to continue their studies in a graduate program.
The study of geospatial science prepares majors for a wide variety of career opportunities in business, government, and education. Career opportunities for geospatial science majors are growing as the field becomes more widely recognized by people outside the discipline. Opportunities are also highly varied. For that reason, students majoring in geoscience or geographic information science are urged to achieve competency in mathematics, statistics and/or computer science. The desired level of competency within these disciplines varies with each student’s career goals. Prospective geospatial science students are urged to discuss career goals and opportunities with department faculty.
What do Carthage geospatial science graduates work today?
Here are just some of the positions held by graduates of the Carthage Geospatial Science Department:
- GIS Analyst — Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
- Planning and Zoning Specialist — Winnetka, Ill.
- GIS Analyst — Walgreens Corp.
- Manager of GIS — Walgreens Corp.
- Associate Business Intelligence Analyst — Amway
- Environmental Scientist — Kikkoman
- Senior Environment Analyst — Orlando, Fla.
What graduate schools do Carthage geospatial science graduates attend?
- University of Michigan
- Eastern Carolina University
- University of West Virginia
- Northern Illinois University
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
More career paths
- Aerial Photo Interpreter
- Air Pollution Specialist
- Airlines Researcher
- Avalanche Specialist
- Budget Planning for Major Metropolis
- Business Analyst
- City Land Use Planner
- Civil Engineer
- Community Development Analyst
- Computer Mapping Specialist
- Director of Industrial Development
- Economic Development Analyst
- Energy Analyst
- GIS Analyst/Programmer
- Insurance Analyst
- Intelligence Officer
- Map Curator/Librarian
- Mapping Designer
- Market Location Researcher
- Medical Geography
- Park Ranger
- Real Estate Appraiser
- Real Estate Research Director
- Site Researcher
- Surveying Technician
- Transportation Planner
- Urban Planner
- Water Conservation Planner
- Zoning Inspector