– Most Major Industries and Economic Sectors Have Adopted GIS Technology to Create an Increased Demand for Professionals with GIS Skills and Knowledge –
AURORA, Colo. – November 1, 2012 – Location is a vital aspect in how people interact with the world. Understanding how to incorporate location in analysis and the decision-making process has become a vital skill in both the public and private sectors. Professionals with an education in the theory and practice of geographic information systems (GIS) have gained entry into a new and rapidly growing career sector.
American Sentinel University’s new paper, ‘GIS: A World of Career Opportunities,’ offers insight into the diverse array of industries in need of well-educated GIS professionals and is available for download at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2012/10/03/american-sentinel-offers-new-gis-career-white-paper/.
GIS: A World of Career Opportunities is a must-read for current GIS professionals who want to further their careers in the field of GIS and for those professionals interested in exploring a promising new field.
Readers will gain important career insight about the exciting field of geospatial technology and learn more about:
-What is GIS and why have most major vertical industries adopted it
-Why GIS is the next wave of business intelligence
-Why there is job growth in the field of geospatial technology
-What non-GIS industries are seeking professionals with GIS skills and knowledge
-Who should consider a career in GIS
-Success studies profiling two of American Sentinel’s GIS program graduates
-Details about American Sentinel’s four GIS programs
“A career in GIS allows technicians, analysts and managers to apply critical thinking skills, analytical tools and techniques and multi-disciplinary theories and methods in unique and creative ways to answer specific geospatial challenges. GIS has become the framework for analysis and decision making in most industries and economic sectors,” says Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University.
In addition, Dr. McElroy points out that trained and knowledgeable GIS professionals are in-demand in industry sectors such as government, health care, technology, environmental, energy and utilities because these sectors have embraced GIS for its ability to offer insight into strategic and operational issues that are improbable to gain in any other way.
Download American Sentinel’s New Paper to Learn About Career Opportunities Available to Those with Geospatial Expertise
The complimentary, 10-page paper, GIS: A World of Career Opportunities, is now available for download at http://www.americansentinel.edu/blog/2012/10/03/american-sentinel-offers-new-gis-career-white-paper/.
Learn More About American Sentinel University’s GIS Degrees
American Sentinel is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an accredited, online Bachelor of Science Geographic Information Systems degree. The bachelor’s program prepares students to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate spatial date while providing insights into GIS to solve workplace problems.
American Sentinel’s two new online master’s-level geospatial programs: the Master of Geospatial Information Systems (MGIS) and the Geospatial Information Systems Graduate Certificate (GIS Graduate Certificate) are designed for professionals who wish to strengthen their credentials in data-visualization, statistic-based analyses, mapping and modeling.
Learn more about American Sentinel University’s GIS degrees at http://www.americansentinel.edu/online-degree/bachelor-degree-online/bachelor-gis-degree.php.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor's and master's online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS masters programs, online GIS certificates, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.