GIS Analyst (Geographer)

What Does A GIS Analyst (Geographer) Do?

A GIS Analyst is basically a Geographer.  Geographers study the Earth and the distribution of its land, features, and inhabitants.  They create and modify maps and advise others using GIS and geographic data.


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How Do I Become A GIS Analyst (Geographer)?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science, geographical information systems (GIS), or a related field may be required to obtain these positions. A higher degree (master’s or doctorate) will make an individual more valuable and may be required for some positions.

What is the Average Salary For A GIS Analyst (Geographer)?

High – 104,000
Median – 77,000
Low – 45,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A GIS Analyst (Geographer)?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Computer Science

What Is The Work Environment For A GIS Analyst (Geographer)?

Geographers usually work for the government, but some may work for engineering or related organizations.  Many geographers do fieldwork to gather information and data. For example, geographers often make site visits to observe geographic features, such as the landscape and environment.

What Is The Future Outlook For A GIS Analyst (Geographer)?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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