Study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 11
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 0.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Collect archival or historical material
Survey land or properties
Research geographical information using library or internet
Collect geographical or geological field data
Conduct anthropological or archaeological research
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Conduct geological surveys
Review maps to determine location or routes
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups

Analyzing Data or Information

Determine geographic coordinates
Analyze ecosystem data
Analyze spatial data
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Perform geographical or environmental research
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze social or economic data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research

Thinking Creatively

Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop informational maps or charts
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Project Management
Esri Software
Security Clearance
Data Collection

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