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Occupation Title: Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists

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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-2099.01

Sample Job Titles: Remote Sensing Analyst, Scientist, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, Remote Sensing Program Manager, Remote Sensing Scientist, Research Scientist, Sensor Specialist

 Salary Chart Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 22,900
2009: 25,310
2010: 24,690
2011: 25,790
2012: 25,230

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 13,300
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%

(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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