New Geospatial Jobs

The New Geospatial Occupations and How to Get Them

Recorded September 30, 2010

The US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) currently identifies 10 distinct geospatial occupations, six of which are new as of December 2009. The projected growth in these occupations, 2008-18, ranges from 7% to over 20%, and the DOL classifies them as "green occupations" having a "bright outlook."

Recent collaboration between DOLETA and National Geospatial Technology Center has produced the Geospatial Technology Competency Model designed to support career guidance, curriculum development and outreach in communicating the geospatial field to the public.

Speakers include: 

  • David DiBiase from Penn State University
  • Rich Serby of GeoSearch