Through SEAS's Geospatial Data Sciences field of study, you can prepare for a wide range of careers as either an academic researcher or environmental professional. Federal and State natural resource agencies, NGOs, and nonprofits are increasingly seeking trained professionals with the skills to analyze digital geospatial data. Recently, a U.S. Department of Labor study cited geo-technologies as one of three major areas where future job growth will likely outstrip demand.
Geospatial Data Sciences graduates become remote sensing specialists, technology team leaders, urban planners, environmental consultants, conservation and wildlife information specialists or refuge managers, restoration planners, and more. Below you'll find a list of employers of GDS graduates.
Featured GDS Employers
- Ducks Unlimited
- Michigan Tech Research Institute
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Quantum Spatial
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
- United States Bureau of Land Management
- United States Forest Service
- World Resources Institute
For more GDS employment information, check out our GDS Careers Info Sheet.
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GDS students acquire many of the skills listed below. Consider including those that apply to you on your resume:
Data analysis, information and database technology, property management, refuge management, remote sensing, modeling, and spatial analysis.
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