Occupation Title: Precision Agriculture Technicians
Description: Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production and management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, and variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop and analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-4099.02
Sample Job Titles: Crop Specialist, Nutrient Management Specialist, Precision Agriculture Department Manager, Precision Agronomist, Precision Farming Coordinator
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 31,600
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).