Why consider a career in one of the Geospatial disciplines?
These careers make a difference in society, and to the world as a whole. Whether you support land ownership and modern economies as a surveyor, or support environmental protection using remotely-sensed imagery, or support modern infrastructure as a GIS expert, everything comes back to spatial information, a guarantee of quality and a professional attitude.
But are careers in geospatial disciplines worth getting into?
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics' data indicate the median annual pay for people in the geospatial disciplines is between $65,000 and $70,000.
Industry surveys indicate a very high level of job satisfaction among people in the geospatial disciplines.
Qualifications are able to be used throughout the US and all over the world. Demand is high for graduates. Troy University's Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program has 100% graduate employment, and has employers visiting campus regularly to recruit our students. Our graduates' starting salaries average about $55,000 pa.
Troy's Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) major can be paired with a number of minors including an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) minor to prepare graduates for employment in a variety of fields including business marketing, emergency management and sociology.
Troy University, in conjunction with local industry and professional groups, offers several scholarships to students. In addition, students are in demand for summer internships and part-time work during the academic year.