CAREER

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$107,210

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-3% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists Do

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.

Other Job Titles Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists May Have

Data Analytics Chief Scientist, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, Remote Sensing Analyst, Remote Sensing Scientist, Research Scientist, Scientist, Sensor Specialist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Manage or analyze data obtained from remote sensing systems to obtain meaningful results.
  • Analyze data acquired from aircraft, satellites, or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Process aerial or satellite imagery to create products such as land cover maps.
  • Design or implement strategies for collection, analysis, or display of geographic data.
  • Integrate other geospatial data sources into projects.

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