Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stressful day at the office? Not for us...

Check this out. A friend sent me this link about a month and a half ago. CNNMoney.com and Payscale.com conducted a survey on more than 40,000 workers and compiled a list of the “10 Least Stressful Jobs”. Geographic Information Systems Analyst is number five on the list!

CNNMoney.com/Payscale.com Survey

This got me thinking – we (GIS/Geospatial Analysts), generally speaking, really are in a great field for so many reasons. Our jobs are challenging and can be so rewarding. We often have the opportunity to work with domain experts in other fields, allowing us to learn about other industries. Because the technology is always advancing, it’s essential to stay on top of the current, cutting-edge solutions. Moreover, it just seems like people who work in GIS are so passionate and excited about the work that they do. Positive attitudes coupled with low stress… now THAT makes it easier to get up and go to work every day. We’ve got it good.