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I am interested in knowing how long it can take to become a Geographic Information Systems Technician and how much training needs to be done.


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Valerie’s Answer

Most companies require GIS technicians to attend college and receive a bachelor's degree in geography, engineering or computer science. Some GIS technicians also receive a master's degree in geography to gain additional knowledge for employment. The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing offers a Certified GIS/LIS Technologist . After doing these tasks, you may apply for jobs as a GIS technician.

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Russ’s Answer

I have been in the IT industry for over 40 years - and without a doubt the professionals who have been dedicated to a specific technical area have been stuck in some very boring activities. I started in 1970 after being trained on how databases worked - to design databases for four years - then really got bored! Luckily I was working in a manufacturing plane and I was led to look at other processes and systems - now 40 years later - I have never been out of a job - I have owned several businesses - and have been able to be a consultant for over 20 years... why? Well because I did not allow myself to be centered on one specific skill or knowledge base. You will get a job easier if your breath of knowledge is general and wide - with some in depth specific unique knowledge! Do what you can to get internship with any company in a networking - even cable pulling - you will be all the more valuable

Russ recommends the following next steps:

Expand knowledge by internet investigation
Look at companies that would have potential for your desired career - see if they offer internship - if you don't ask you will not know
Do not gain only one skill

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Joan’s Answer

I don't personally know about this particular profession, but I did a Google search and found this site: https://www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/15-1199.05

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Karen’s Answer

Most employers will look for a bachelors degree in Geography or an Engineering course of study. A passion for geography is beneficial. Most jobs will offer on the job training allowing you to become familiar with the tools. Many utilities use products like Smallworld. Ezri and Lemur. The GIS technicians help the field workers by ensuring all the assets (poles, lines, pipes) are in the right places.

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