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    Entry level job

    Hi,

    I am graduating this Spring with Geography. I have some GIS skills. I have noticed that many planning jobs need years of experience. What is the best way to land an entry level job that does not need a master's degree?

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    Quote Originally posted by venividi
    Hi,

    I am graduating this Spring with Geography. I have some GIS skills. I have noticed that many planning jobs need years of experience. What is the best way to land an entry level job that does not need a master's degree?
    get an internship now

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    Quote Originally posted by venividi
    Hi, What is the best way to land an entry level job that does not need a master's degree?
    Sell popcorn at the Peterborough Pete's games?
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    seriously, OP,
    I think most GIS technician jobs don't require a masters.
    You can work your way up from there.
    Good luck in your job search! I've found the gang here to be very helpful when I had job search questions.

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    My first job was with a small regional planning comission. They don't pay much, so a lot of people work for RPCs straight out of school to gain some experience. It was a great first job, because even though I got hired on as a transportation planner we all helped each other and I was exposed to so many other aspects of planning. Because we assisted small towns with all of their planning needs, the duties were very diverse. If you got on with an RPC to do GIS, you'd probably learn a lot about comprehensive planning, transportation planning, code amendments and other stuff that would help you move on to a more specialized planning job, that pays more.

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