Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification

We asked 65 job seekers about their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification. This is what they told us:
  • 65% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification
  • 43% said earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification helped them make more money
  • 51% said earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification helped them get a job
  • 85% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification

What are people saying about getting a Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification?

Did this certification help you make more money?

43%

Did this certification help you make more money?

43% said earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification helped them make more money.Based on 65 responses

Did this certification help you get a job?

51%

Did this certification help you get a job?

51% said earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification helped them get a job.Based on 65 responses

Would you recommend this certification?

85%

Would you recommend this certification?

85% said they would recommend a family member of friend to earn their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification.Based on 65 responses

Why did you decide to earn your Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification?

Based on 65 responses
Required for my current job
8%
Make more money
17%
Changing careers
12%
Get an edge over other candidates
54%
Help my career progression
65%
Other
17%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 43 responses
GIS TechnicianView jobs
16%
GIS AnalystView jobs
7%
BartenderView jobs
5%
Systems AnalystView jobs
5%
Environmental ScientistView jobs
5%
Other job titles: 26

What do people wish they knew before earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification?

39 people answered
I wish I had done this certification sooner
Feb 3, 2021
I wish I had known more about GIS applications in other fields, such as surveying, mining, and construction, or had knowledge of GIS before entering Cleveland State.
Oct 8, 2020
This certification goes great in conjunction with an applicable science, however it is not highly sought after for those with liberal arts degrees.
Jun 29, 2020
The job market being very limited in the area.
Jun 29, 2020
That it was not gong to make me more competitive.
May 20, 2020
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What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Geographic Information System (GIS) Certification?

44 people answered
prepare for heavy virtual course load
Feb 10, 2021
Take the classes and try to really use the information you learn
Feb 3, 2021
Maps are vital in conveying messages to the general public. They are equally vital in conveying messages to specialized audiences. A map that makes no sense, is of no use to anyone.
Oct 8, 2020
If you have the time and it's a subject you are interested in, go for it!
Jun 29, 2020
Make sure you know you're going to be in the field
Jun 29, 2020
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