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Geographic information systems manager

What is it like being a Geographic Information Systems Manager?

Geographic information systems managers are responsible for the supervision of teams of IT experts that produce geographical data using specialist computer systems. They focus on team management, budget control and building client relationships.

They can be employed in various sectors including: utilities companies, insurance companies, emergency services, environment and natural resources, local authorities and police authorities.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for ICT managers. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me? 

As a geographic information systems manager, you have strong problem solving and project management abilities. You have a passion in the field and strive to deliver to the highest standard. You also possess the following qualities:

  • Ability to be analytical
  • Excellent organisation and time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional leadership skills

Professional accreditation 

Graduates of the Associate Degree of Spatial Science (Geographic Information Systems), Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) and Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) (Geographic Information Systems) will be eligible to apply for membership with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia.

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