Geoinformatics (Multidisciplinary Studies)
Do you enjoy being on the forefront of new technologies? Are you interested in developing skills that will address the problems of geography, cartography, climate change, global environment, health, and other issues related to spatial data science and engineering? UTSA’s Multidisciplinary Studies degree in Geoinformatics will provide you with the skills to create, manage and analyze spatial data on the Earth’s surface and beyond.
Geoinformatics offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on several areas of study like computer science, geography, geological sciences, anthropology, civil engineering, environmental science, architecture and urban planning.
Geoinformatics generates accurate real-time maps of the earth’s geography by using spatial data science, geographic information system, and remote sensing technologies to better understand spatial patterns and changes over time. Companies like Google, Amazon, Uber, and many business and governmental agencies use the information provided from geoinformatics to make important decisions for societal benefits, scientific research and exploration.
Careers in Geoinformatics
Top job titles for geoinformatics graduates include:
- Software Developer
- Registered Nurse
- Sales Representative
- Business Development Manager
- Project Manager
- Business Analyst
Geoinformatics and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio, with 800 job opportunities between November 2018 and October 2019. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Los Angeles, California, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and Denver, Colorado. More than 144,000 geoinformatics-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2017-18.
UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
Industries for Geoinformatics Graduates
Geoinformatics is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across all industries require staff and services. The industries that posted the largest number of geoinformatics-related positions over 2018-19 included:
- General Hospitals
- Insurance Carriers
- Higher Education
- Depository Credit Intermediation
- Employment Services
- Architectural, Engineering and Related Services
Salaries for Geoinformatics Graduates
The salary range for open geoinformatics-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:
Source: Burning Glass
Skills and Interests for Geoinformatics Majors
While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a geoinformatics graduate, some are more commonly sought than others. Geoinformatics may be a good fit for you if:
- You enjoy working with others
- You are detail-oriented
- You are a good planner
- You enjoy solving puzzles or problems
- You enjoy learning