Once you have completed any of our degrees you will have the opportunity to enter a variety of careers. The image here will give you an idea but remember that some of these require further studies.
You can also have a look at a selection of presentations. Interested in geoinformatics? Then have a look at A career in Geoinformatics or A GIS survival tootlkit (presentation by the African Bank). Keen to find out more about geoinformatics and what to do with it? Then have a look at What career can I do with GIS and Careers in GIS. The presentations include numerous examples from South Africa (courtesy of ESRI South Africa and Inroads SA). A view from the top provides insight into positions in GIS and remote sensing. And if you are unsure about a career in the geospatial industry then why don't you listen to the various podcasts of GeoPod in which interviewees give advice on job hunting, the working environment, and many other topics.
Does geography matter? Yes, it does! Have a look at this whitepaper on GIS in different careers. The document covers a wide variety of career paths (courtesy of ESRI South Africa: Geography Matters).
- Author Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology
Published by Christel Hansen
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