How to Become a Mapping Technician
Does taking measurements of landslides to assess damaged roads sound like a worthwhile way to spend a workday? How about converting paper maps to digital formats, or collecting GPS data for map making?
Mapping technicians play an important role in the mapmaking process. A degree from Unity College in GIScience can be the first step in becoming a mapping technician!
Surveying and Mapping Technician Fast Facts
|Recommended Education||4-Year Bachelor’s Degree|
|Median Salary (2019)||$45,010 per year|
|Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)||56,800|
|Projected Job Openings by 2028||3,100|
|Projected Growth Rate||5%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018