Skip to Main Content

Home Explore Careers

Remote Sensing Technicians

Overview

Remote sensing technicians assist remote sensing scientists and technologists in collecting geographical or geological field data. They work on projects regarding natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. They help in the planning and development of mapping projects, calibrate remote sensing equipment and remotely sensed images, and prepare documentation and presentations such as charts and photographs. There are approximately 76,000 life, physical, and social science technicians, the category that includes remote sensing technicians, employed in the United States. The closely related field of cartography employs about 12,000 cartographers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Senior Remote Sensing Technician

Remote Sensing Technician

Apprentice, Remote Sensing Technician