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Occupation Title: Remote Sensing Technicians

Description: Apply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-4099.03

Sample Job Titles: Aerial Photo Lab Manager Digital Imaging/CAD Tech, Aerial Sensing Equipment/Camera and Lidar/Geospatial Extraction, Compiler, Digital Cartographic Technician, Geospatial Extractor, Analysis, IP/Mosaic Technician, Meteorologist Liaison, Production Manager, Project Manager, Research Associate

 Salary Chart Remote Sensing Technicians

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 58,070
2009: 59,530
2010: 55,360
2011: 58,890
2012: 56,920

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 33,500
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%
(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*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).

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