Several recent items indicate that prospects are good for those with critical thinking and technical GIS and cartography skills. See:
The New Cartographers from Science Magazine.
Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence a report from the National Research Council --- a free download.
The AAG's Jobs and Careers site offers some pointers.
Disclaimer: this is not an endorsement of any of these sites, just a compilation to make life easier for the interested. More up-to-date information might be gathered with a bit of web searching. -Matt
The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
AAG JIG (Association of American Geographers Jobs in Geography) mostly lists academic jobs.
GeoWeb Electronic Job News: http://www.ggrweb.com
Duane Marble wrote "Students who are looking for jobs in GIS should check out the Computer Terrain Mapping website which has pointers to everything."
ESRI's Careers page
The GISRS-JOBS Mail list archives
The GeoCommunity (http://www.geocomm.com) free GIS or geo related classified ads.
which may have become: THE GEOCOMMUNITY "GIS/GEO CAREER CENTER"
The City and County of Honolulu lists jobs on-line. C&C jobs.
U.S. Government jobs. Search for "geographer" and/or "cartographer" on www.usajobs.gov
Follow the comp.infosystems.gis newsgroup and also alt.jobs.gis.offered if your news server carries it.
The GeoCommunity Career Center has relocated to careers.geocom.com
Keith Clarke noted that, "The Cartography and Geographic Information Society has completed a new version of the popular guide 'Careers in Cartography and GIS.' The document is now both a glossy color brochure and a web site. We hope to keep the web site up to date, and periodically update the brochure for reprinting. Approximately 10,000 have been distributed so far. Copies are available for purchase in bulk at the ACSM headquarters, contact information at: www.acsm.net The on-line version is at: www.acsm.net/cagis/CaGISCareerWeb."