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How to Become a Cartographer

Maps can unlock the entire world to travelers and young learners — from local gazetteers to comprehensive global geography. Cartographers collect, measure, and interpret the geographic data to create maps, and the industry continues to evolve, innovating the ancient art through the use of technology.

Want to leave your mark on the world of maps? Through Unity College’s GIScience program, you can start to build the foundations to becoming a Cartographer.

Cartographer Fast Facts

Recommended Education 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary (2019) $65,470 per year
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 11,800
Projected Job Openings by 2028 1,700
Projected Growth Rate 15% (much faster than average)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

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