Remote Sensing Technicians

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Collect geospatial data, using technologies such as aerial photography, light and radio wave detection systems, digital satellites, or thermal energy systems.
  • Verify integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.
  • Integrate remotely sensed data with other geospatial data.


Math and Science

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

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development


  • customer service

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • manufacture and distribution of products


Basic Skills

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

Problem Solving

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

People and Technology Systems

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


Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • 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:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software

  • SAS Hot Technology
  • The MathWorks MATLAB Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Operating system software

  • Microsoft Windows Server Hot Technology
  • UNIX Shell Hot Technology


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

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