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Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Main Duties and Responsibilities (02:05)

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Eric Bess acquires, compiles, and analyzes data for his client.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Career Beginnings (00:59)

Bess graduated with a bachelor's degree in engineering technology before working five years in the mining industry and then finding a position in the oil and gas industry.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Keys for Success (01:06)

Passion for your career is critical to enjoy your work and add value.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Education and Certification Requirements (02:12)

Bess recommends GISP certification and being a certified engineering technician.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Workplace Atmosphere (01:27)

As a field operations manager for his company's pipeline division, Bess works long hours traveling the country. He appreciates what he learns from others in his industry.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:01)

Bess emphasizes the need to be flexible and dependable and to be a team player.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: A Day on the Job (01:25)

Bess' day often does not go as planned so he recommends being adaptable. Working with and supporting others involved in a project is key.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Industry Goals and Services (01:09)

GIS produces data management reporting and analytics for clients.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Industry Challenges (02:25)

Making changes based on budgets and staying current with regulatory requirements is a constant challenge for this industry.

Geographic Information Systems Specialist: Looking at the Future (01:12)

Bess assumes technology will continue to make work in his profession easier and faster.

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What is it like to be a Geographic Information Systems Specialist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Eric Bess talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in geographic information systems. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 16 minutes

Item#: BVL166289

ISBN: 978-1-64481-300-3

Copyright date: ©2018

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