Cartographic Technicians


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
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100464
Cartographic Technicians

Cartographic Technicians - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Surveying and mapping firms
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to show little to no change. Increased demand for mapping technology is expected to require additional technicians to gather and prepare the data. However, drones and other technologies are making workers more efficient.

Opportunities will be best for technicians who have formal training in Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). However, many people have the basic skills needed to qualify for these jobs. Thus, applicants for technician jobs may face competition.

Surveying and Mapping Technicians (CIS 100464)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,354
Small
&
7.0%
5.8%
>>>>
156
Few
  Champaign Area
20
Very small
&
15.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
13
Very small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
634
Small
&
6.3%
5.6%
>>>>
72
Few
  Decatur Area
18
Small
&
22.2%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
41
Very small
&
12.2%
9.7%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Du Page County
178
Small
&
4.5%
5.4%
>>>>
20
Few
  Edwardsville Area
31
Small
&
9.7%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
11
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
22
Small
&
4.5%
5.2%
>>>>
3
Few
  Lake County
66
Small
&
10.6%
8.6%
>>>>
8
Few
  McHenry County
17
Very small
&
5.9%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
23
Small
&
8.7%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
57
Small
&
14.0%
7.3%
>>>>
7
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
23
Small
&
13.0%
5.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Rockford Area
26
Very small
&
11.5%
7.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
12
Very small
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
18
Very small
&
11.1%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
38
Small
&
2.6%
6.4%
>>>>
4
Few
  Will County
57
Small
&
15.8%
9.1%
>>>>
7
Few
United States
58,400
Medium
&
0.7%
3.7%
>>>>
6,400
Moderate
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.