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Remote Sensing Technicians

Assist scientists using remote sensing techniques.

Quick Facts


Median wages for the broader occupation, Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other, are $22.71 / hour.


On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Communicate results of environmental research.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
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Job Title Examples:

Aerial Sensing Equipment/Camera and Lidar/Geospatial Extraction
Digital Cartographic Technician
LIDAR Technician (Light Detection and Ranging Technician)

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