Remote Sensing Technicians
On the Job
Remote Sensing Technicians work under the direction of remote sensing scientists. Remote sensing is a technology that involves studying an object without making physical contact with it, such as satellite or aerial photos. Remote Sensing Technicians may assist on topics such as urban planning, natural resources, or homeland security.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- 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.
- Record research or operational data.
- Create images or other visual displays.
- Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.
- Develop technical or scientific databases.
- Operate laboratory or field equipment.
- Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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