Working as a professional map maker not only allows a cartographer to learn about the world, it can also lead to an exciting role with a top government agency.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hires cartographers to design thematic and reference maps used by senior officials. This career requires cartographers to establish map scale, coordinates and projection. Courses in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, analytic geometry and statistics provide essential knowledge for successful cartographers.
Salaries for CIA roles that are focused on these cool math jobs can range from nearly $50,000 to $92,000.