Cartographers

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Occupation Description

Cartographers and photogrammatrists gather, study and interpret information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data in regards to geography. Understand and implement findings to prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. They also work with Geographic Information Systems and may plan and study algorithms, data structures and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

11490

Job Openings By 2020

6100

Growth Rate

22.2%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors in Cartography
Bachelors in Geography

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth