Remote Sensing Scientists & Technologists

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Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, Image Scientist, Remote Sensing Analyst, Remote Sensing Scientist

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What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • 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).
  • Integrate other geospatial data sources into projects.


Math and Science

  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • Calibration software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • YouTube

Object or component oriented development software

  • Objective C Hot Technology
  • Scala Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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