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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

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