- Jun 30, 2020
Looking for advice on which GIS field/career to pursue...I'm currently employed as a contractor at a Utility company where I manage, create, and analyze datasets regarding gas infrastructure. I recently completed a certificate program through Coursera (Specialization in GIS) and am looking for upward movement as far as career and salary go. I really enjoy GIS and have learned many different GIS concepts including map-making, the use of ModelBuilder and geoprocessing tools, neither of which are used in my current job. The GIS job environment is incredibly broad and so I was looking for advice on my next steps: What types of certificate should I pursue next? What type of jobs/skills are most needed in GIS? What are the current and future trends of GIS careers?