Is geomatics the right fit for you?
As a geomatics professional, you’ll have a variety of job opportunities across Canada and around the world. But how do you know if a career in the booming geospatial sector will be a good fit for you?
Here are three ways to assess your career compatibility:
- You have the ability to think logically and critically
If you’re interested in the Earth, its processes, its physical features and how people interact with the world around them, you can use your geomatics skills and knowledge to collect information and apply it to a variety of problems, opportunities and situations across sectors.
- You’re an innovative thinker who enjoys solving problems
Geospatial data is used to inform land use planning, environmental monitoring, public health mapping, climate change assessments, charting the ocean floor and evaluating the impact of natural disasters. If you’re keen on working in any of these fields, you can use geomatics to make an impact.
- You like math and computer work
Depending on the area you specialize in, the hardest math you may have to do on any given day is basic arithmetic. But some geomatics jobs use statistics, trigonometry and other calculations to gather data. Most of the time, you’ll be working with specialized computer software to help you do the number crunching and data analysis.
If you can see yourself doing the above on a day-to-day basis, chances are you’ll enjoy studying geomatics and excel in the field.