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Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists


Remote sensing scientists and technologists analyze and manage data obtained from remote sensing systems. This data may come from satellites, aircraft, or ground-based platforms. Their findings help to solve problems in such areas as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. Scientists and technologists use statistical and image analysis software, such as Geographic Information Systems, to analyze data. There are approximately 17,320 physical scientists, including remote sensing scientists and technologists, employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Senior Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist

Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist

Associate Remote Sensing Scientist or Technologist

Intern, Remote Sensing