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9. Mapping Technologist
Median Salary: $68,640.00
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +25%
Total Employees: 7,200
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +20%
The explosion of big data and the growing need for location-aware hardware and software has led to a boom in the field of mapping. In Canada especially, there is a strong need for geospatial analysts in the natural resources sector; those autonomous cars we all hope to be driven around in a few years from now need to know where they're going, and this class of technology workers will pave the way.