Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

General Information

Description

Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit49.50%
  2. Private, not for profit19.61%
  3. State and local government18.42%
  4. Federal government10.06%
  5. Self-employed2.39%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$75,780

State-by-state Salary

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$131,760
$27,700
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 35%
  • Doctoral degree 25%
  • Bachelor's degree 21%
  • Post baccalaureate 7%
  • Post-doctoral training 7%
  • Post-secondary certificate 3%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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