Geospatial Imaging Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Geospatial imaging officers aid in the success of military operations by identifying and analyzing imagery and geospatial intelligence. They coordinate and supervise the collection, analysis, and processing of geospatial information. They oversee the use of geographic information systems (GIS) that store and analyze maps and other geographic information. These officers are also in charge of disseminating imagery and analysis results to relevant parties.

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Work Environment

Geospatial imaging officers usually work in office facilities. They may work in facilities in field camps or aboard ships.

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

Comparable Industries

  • Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Geospatial Imaging Officers in the Military

5,354

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Salary

Average Salary

$55,971

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Post-secondary certificate 35%
  • Bachelor's degree 30%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Some college 10%
  • Master's degree 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Geospatial imaging officers may have a degree in science, engineering, or math. Job training for geospatial imaging officers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various environments, and through receiving advanced civilian/industry certifications and licenses (credentials), which may require additional education, training, or experience. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

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Knowledge

  • Geography
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • English Language

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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