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ERIC Number: EJ1098951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Identifying Skill Requirements for GIS Positions: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements
Hong, Jung Eun
Journal of Geography, v115 n4 p147-158 2016
This study identifies the skill requirements for geographic information system (GIS) positions, including GIS analysts, programmers/developers/engineers, specialists, and technicians, through a content analysis of 946 GIS job advertisements from 2007-2014. The results indicated that GIS job applicants need to possess high levels of GIS analysis and modeling skills (e.g., database development) and personal and social skills (e.g., communication) to obtain employment, although specific skill requirements differed significantly depending on job title. The findings from this study may be useful for improving GIS majors' employability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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