Remote Sensing Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
65%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
6.6%
by year 2031
WAGES
$50,290
or $24.18 per hour
Volume
70,770
as of 2022

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.8/10

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Automation risk

65% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other' job openings is expected to rise 6.6% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other' was $50,290, or $24 per hour

'Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other' were paid 8.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 70,770 people employed as 'Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-4099.03

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